The residents of Windsor have been doing amazing work, making water conservation a part of daily life. Thanks to the commitment of the community, over 50,000 sq/ft of turf was transformed into water efficient landscaping from June 2021 through 2023. These projects will result in an estimated combined water savings of 730,000 gal a year (Sonoma-Marin Partnership Water Savings Calculator).
Seventy-five Windsor residents took advantage of the town’s turf replacement rebate during this period and made these savings possible. We want to thank you for your commitment to making water savings a part of daily life. Current residents can continue to take advantage of this rebate, which offers $1.00 per square foot up to $1,500.
Replacing turf with resilient, California native landscapes not only saves water, but also promotes biodiversity as well as fire safety. It is a win win for the resident and the environment.
Do you know about the magic of mulch? Adding a layer of mulch to your gardens and landscapes has so many benefits, including improved soil health, weed suppression, increased water holding capacity, reduced runoff, and erosion control.
Mulch can save water by suppressing weeds, increasing infiltration and soil water-holding capacity, moderating temperature, and reducing evaporation. Increased water capacity means less runoff making it to our creeks. Not only that, but mulch also creates a protective layer over the soil leading to less erosion.
Be sure to choose organic mulches and avoid Gorilla Hair Redwood or Western Cedar Mulch, as these types are highly flammable.
The Town of Windsor's WaterSmart portal can help you better manage your water use and bill. By registering, you can view current and past water consumption, receive leak alerts, notifications, and helpful water-saving tips.
For more information, click on the WaterSmart link to the Welcome page. For questions or if you need support, please call Utility Billing at 707-838-1004.