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Ever wonder where most water is used at home? Or whether taking a shower or bath saves more water? Or if that old practice of placing a brick in the toilet actually saves water?
Please visit Be Water Smart to learn more.

On June 3, The Board of Directors reduced the recent Stage 2 Water Warning to a Normal Supply. Even though residents may now water when needed, Governor Brown has issued an Order to Continue Water Savings as Drought Persists. The Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California.  We ask that the customers voluntarily conserve and prevent water waste.

It is unlawful at any time for any person to waste water or to use it unreasonably. Unreasonable uses of water shall include, but are not limited to, the following practices:

● Allowing water to leave the customer’s property by drainage onto adjacent properties,
public or private roadways or streets due to excessive irrigation and/or uncorrected
● Failing to fix leaks or faulty sprinklers within 7 days of detection; and
● Discourage using water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, parking areas,
tennis courts, patios or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate safety
or sanitation hazards.
● Decorative water features (water fountains) etc. must recirculate water and shall be
leak proof.
● All landscape shall be watered during cooler morning and evening hours to reduce
evaporation and minimize landscape runoff.
● No landscape watering shall occur while it is raining for 48 hours thereafter.
● Use a shutoff nozzle on hoses.
● Unauthorized use of hydrants is prohibited. Authorization for use must be
obtained from the District.
● Commercial, industrial, institutional equipment must be properly maintained
and in full working order.

For the complete water ordinance..

Any questions, please contact the District office at 916-991-1000 or questions@rlecwd.com.


Water Conservation is a community effort.
We all need to do our part to conserve.
Below is information to assist you
Before you dig Call: 1-800-227-2600
Please report Water Waste to 916-991-1000
The District is no longer offering mulch at the District yard.
You can check with SMUD or Sacramento Tree Foundation for a location near you.