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Water Efficiency Program

Water Efficiency Classes

The City of Yreka will be hosting free water efficiency classes this spring to aid residents in reducing their outdoor water use. Learn more and register for classes.

Why water efficiency?

Although Yreka has an excellent source of water, we have only a limited storage capacity for increased demands in the summer, and need to plan for emergencies such as power outages and fires. Yreka must also comply with strict State requirements to ensure the safety, security and efficient use of drinking water as an essential and limited resource.

Save water and save money!

Significant amounts of water can be wasted by leaks, inefficient water fixtures and appliances, and inappropriate landscaping and irrigation. For tips to reduce water use, please see the Water Efficiency Program flyer located at right.

Most Yreka water customers use twice as much water during the summer, due to landscape irrigation. In order to help water customers and residents reduce landscape irrigation water use, the City has developed two informative publications, located in the box on the right side of your screen.

Reducing Water Bills Through Water Efficient Landscaping presents landscaping and irrigation ideas for saving water. The Yreka Water Efficient Plant Guide is an extensive list of trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, annuals and perennials which are rated for their water use, and are suitable for Yreka gardens and landscaping. Please feel free to check them out!

Top Water Saving Tips


  • Fix Leaks!
  • Use High Efficiency Toilets
  • Use High Efficiency Clothes Washers*
  • Use Low Flow Shower Heads*
  • Use High Efficiency Dish Washers* 

          *Also Saves Electricity


  • Fix Leaks!
  • Prevent Run-Off!
  • Water Only When Dry
  • Use a Timer for Watering
  • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch
  • Reduce UNUSED turf
  • Convert Non-Lawn Areas to Drip or Black, Porous Soaker Hose
  • Follow the City of Yreka Voluntary Guidelines and Tips
  • Follow the UCANR Lawn Irrigation Guide from May – September
  • Replace Pop-Up Sprays and Impact Heads with Rotators or Stream Rotors

Remember to also use fire safe landscaping techniques

Voluntary Summer Watering Schedule

April 1 to September 30:  For outdoor sprinklers and irrigation systems

  Days Hours
Even numbered addresses Wednesday, Friday, Sunday Before 11 am & after 6 pm
Odd numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Before 11 am & after 6 pm

The City encourages all addresses to not water on Mondays. 

Occasional outdoor use such as minor hand watering, washing cars, and filling small pools may be done any time on any day.

Contact us for more information.