Serving Forestville Residents Along the Russian River in Sonoma County, California

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District Management Office
Russian River Utility
7131 Mirabel Road
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-7735
Toll Free: 800-244-5518
Saving H²O Indoors
Kitty in Sink Water is essential to each of us every day. But it’s a limited resource, so we all need to rethink the way we use water on a daily basis.

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By following these water-saving tips inside your home, you can help save water every day, whether or not California is in a drought:

Laundry Room
  • Use the washing machine for full loads only to save water and energy
  • Install a water-efficient clothes washer (see below for links to water-efficient appliances)
  • Run the dishwasher only when full to save water and energy.
  • Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher (see below for links to water-efficient appliances)
  • Install aerators on the kitchen faucet to reduce flows to less than 1 gallon per minute.
  • Install low-flow showerheads. (Free low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators are available at the Russian River Utility office, 7131 Mirabel Road in Forestville, across from the fire station.)
  • Take five minute showers instead of 10 minute showers.
  • Fill the bathtub halfway or less.
  • Install a high-efficiency toilet.
  • Install aerators on bathroom faucets.
  • Turn water off when brushing teeth or shaving.
  • Don't use the toilet as wastebasket.
The links below can help you to find water-conserving plumbing fixtures and appliances:

Conservation Tips

  Find and repair leaks now

  Install high-efficiency toilets

  Run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads only

  Install water- and energy-efficient appliances

  Install low-flow showerheads

  Fill the bathtub halfway or less

  Turn water off when brushing teeth or shaving

  Reduce your watering days to once or twice per week

  Plant native or water-wise species

  Inspect and tune up irrigation system monthly

  Irrigate between midnight and 6AM to reduce water loss from evaporation and wind

  Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveway, deck or patio

  Use a bucket and a hose with self-closing nozzle to wash the car or take your car to a carwash that recycles water

  Cover pools and hot tubs to reduce evaporation

See more tips and resources in our Conservation section

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