Our View of Rebates
Although some agencies provide rebates directly to customers for water-saving devices, Camrosa’s rate philosophy is not to distribute such costs across all our customers. Instead, we prefer to promote efficiency through education so that area residents can gain the skills and knowledge to practice wise water use on their own. (See the list of upcoming events on our web site at www.camrosa.com/public-info.)
One important point to note about wastewater from our customers’ showers, toilets, sinks, etc. is that every drop of that water is reused in our district for nonpotable purposes. CSUCI and nearby farmers use 100 percent of the highly treated recycled water we produce at the Camrosa Water Reclamation Facility to irrigate their properties. And the septic systems in the Santa Rosa Valley help recharge the Santa Rosa Groundwater Basin, which we depend on for a significant portion of our local groundwater production. These aren’t excuses not to be efficient, of course, but they are part of the reason that we direct resources to other programs and projects. We’re proud of our tight and tidy hydrologic cycle and work to make sure that every drop of water in the Camrosa service area is put to use.
At Camrosa, our top priority is to ensure that our customers can depend on a resilient, diverse water supply portfolio, and that’s where we invest our energy—and your money—first.
For more information on the above, see www.camrosa.com/water-self-reliance/.