Rancho California Water District reduced its customer water budgets by 30% and implemented a new water budget tool, MyWaterTracker, to give customers all the information needed to stay within their budgets. The district also assists customers in finding ways to use water more efficiently.
Rio Linda Elverta Community Water District provides information to the community on its website, newsletters, and flyers and regularly answers questions from the public. The district also provides rebates on high efficiency toilets and washing machines, free retrofit kits, outdoor irrigation audits, and works with customers to identify leaks at billing periods. The district issues violations letters and responds to water waste reports.
Riverside Public Utilities formed a Drought Action Team to respond to the drought through numerous and varied activities including reaching out to more than 100,000 households to provide conservation information. Riverside residents have reduced water consumption by 8% since July 2014 and removed more than 1.8 million square-feet of turf, which is expected to save 75 million gallons of water over the next 10 years.