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Free water-saving kits offered in Sonoma on June 12

Posted on June 5, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun

The drought is on, and you’ll be hearing more and more about ways to conserve water as the summer heats up. To arm customers with handy water-saving devices, Sonoma Water will give away a free toolkit at two Drought Drop By locations on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free drought packs will be distributed to those who drop by on a first-come, first-served basis on Sonoma Plaza, and also at the Valley of the Moon Water District office, at 19039 Bay St. in El Verano.

  • Bucket to catch water for reuse
  • WaterSense labeled low-flow showerhead
  • 5-minute shower timer
  • WaterSense labeled low-flow faucet aerator
  • Toilet dye test tablets
  • Self-closing garden hose nozzle

Area water agencies and Sonoma County have adopted a resolution calling for 20% voluntary water conservation.

The simple tools are a step in making the necessary water savings,  said Jennifer Burke, director of Santa Rosa Water. “We all need to take action now by eliminating water waste and adopting water-smart habits, like shortening showers and reducing your irrigation, or achieving permanent savings by installing water-efficient devices.”

The June 12 Drop By event will held at locations throughout Sonoma County.

The Russian River watershed is in a historic drought. The region has experienced the third driest water year on record over the last 127 years. Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino water supply levels have reached historically low levels.

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