Effective August 12, 2015, the State Department of Water Resources has launched a residential water conservation turf replacement program.
The program is not funded or administered by EID. Program information and applications can be found at www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com. Funding reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Water Scheduling Tool
The Regional Water Authority has developed a tool for residents to generate their own unique watering schedule for their sprinkler system. Follow the link below to generate your own unique sprinkler system watering schedule.
Power Outage? Don’t Forget Your Irrigation Timer!
Have you recently experienced power outages at your home? If you have, it could mean your irrigation timer is reset to its default factory settings, which may cause your timers to go off on non-watering days or times. In addition to resetting your clocks and other electronic appliances after a power interruption, don’t forget to check your irrigation timer as well.
Landscape Water Surveys
RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES: Click on this link for residential water efficiency assistance. Also use the popular interactive plant database below.
COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPES: Click on this link for commercial water efficiency assistance. Also read about landscape sub-metering below.
Water Efficiency Rebates
A rebate of up to $100 per water service account is available to EID customers on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. Qualifying devices include high-efficiency toilets and clothes washers, irrigation efficiency upgrades, weather-based irrigation controllers, and hot water recirculating pumps. Download this application for details, and follow the instructions to apply for a rebate.
Save water indoors by replacing older high-volume toilets and clothes washers with water-efficient models. Save water outdoors by upgrading your irrigation system to drip, installing high-efficiency nozzles, or converting your timer to a weather-based irrigation controller. Click on this link to the Federal EPA WaterSense rating website to learn more about high-efficiency toilets and weather-based irrigation controllers. Click on this link CEE Ratings to see if the clothes washer is a Tier 2 or Tier 3 model that will qualify for a rebate.
You may be eligible for a rebate through the state of California. Effective August 12, 2015, the State Department of Water Resources has launched two residential water conservation programs– a turf replacement program and a high-efficiency toilet rebate program.The program is not funded or administered by EID. Program information and applications can be found at www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com. Funding reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Request yours while supplies last. Available from our front desk staff in the headquarters building at 2890 Mosquito Road in Placerville.
- Garden hose shut-off nozzle (hand-held, multiple spray settings)
- Moisture Meter (hand-held, no batteries needed)
Interactive Plant Database
You can visit this popular and interactive website Water-Wise Gardening in the Gold Country Region that illustrates both the beauty and sensibility of native and drought-tolerant plants with current landscape trends and designs. Take garden tours, create a plant list, and look up specific plants for their characteristics.
Complimentary publications are available in the lobby of the headquarters building at 2890 Mosquito Road, including landscape design and plant selection.
Sub-Metering—Available to EID commercial, industrial, and institutional
(CII) customers only
MANAGE DEMAND AND REDUCE YOUR SEWER BILL. For commercial, industrial or institutional (CII) customers currently on a mixed-use water meter—both building and landscape water usage is billed through the same meter—you can apply for a landscape sub-meter. CII customers receiving EID sewer service billed by volume of water usage can benefit from reduced sewer charges. A sub-meter tracks water used for landscape irrigation so you can better manage your irrigation demand, plus this usage is subtracted from the main meter reading so you are not billed sewer charges for water used outdoors. For more information, contact EID Development Services staff at 530-642-4028.
MAIL: EID Office of Water Efficiency, 2890 Mosquito Road Placerville, CA 95667
- Be Water Smart from the Regional Water Authority
- CA Landscape Contractors Association
- CA Native Plant Society, El Dorado County Chapter
- EcoLandscape CALIFORNIA - bringing landscapes into harmony with nature
- El Dorado County Master Gardeners
- "How to Videos" at BeWaterSmart.info
- Irrigation Table - Helps you estimate when and how much to water
- U.S. EPA - WaterSense Program
- U.C. Cooperative Extension, El Dorado County
- SWAT Tested Controllers from the Irrigation Association