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Irrigation Efficiency Programs Press Release

Post Date:06/17/2015

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Media Contact: Steven Poncelet
Truckee Donner PUD


For Immediate Release

TDPUD Offers New Irrigation Efficiency Programs

Conserve Water and Comply with Drought Regulations

Truckee, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is now offering new irrigation efficiency programs to make watering more efficient while maintaining beautiful gardens.

Available to qualifying customers, these programs will also help District customers comply with State of California prohibitions against wasting water, which include rules against overspray irrigation and watering for 48 hours after measurable precipitation.

More than 60 percent of the District’s summertime water use is attributed to irrigation.  Experts estimate that as much as 50 percent of that water is wasted due to overwatering caused by inefficiencies in irrigation methods and systems.  Following are outdoor water saving programs offered by the District. Contact the Truckee Donner Public Utility District for program details and eligibility.

  • FREE Wired Rain Sensor

    Eligible customers receive a free rain sensor which will turn off your irrigation controller during precipitation and delay re-start depending on how much rain has fallen.

  • Rain Sensor Rebate

    Eligible customers receive up to a $20 rebate to install a wireless sensor or specific manufacturer’s rain/weather sensor to improve watering efficiency.

  • Installation + Tune-up Rebate

    Eligible customers receive an additional rebate up to $50 when they have a rain sensor installed by an irrigation/landscape professional with an irrigation system tune-up.

    “Many of our customer are trying to save water during the drought and are working hard to comply with the State of California drought regulations,” said Trisha Ruby, Truckee Donner Public Utility District conservation program administrator. “We designed these new irrigation efficiency programs to help our customers achieve their goals.”

    The Truckee Donner Public Utility District conservation department is available to help customers save water through the new irrigation efficiency program and existing water-efficient toilet rebate/exchange, customer leak-repair rebate, free handouts of low-flow plumbing fixtures and hose-spray nozzles, as well as conservation garden concepts. There are many opportunities to save water, money and live more comfortably. Visit for full program details. For additional information, call (530) 582-3931 or visit the conservation department at 11570 Donner Pass Road.

    About Truckee Donner PUD:

The Truckee Donner PUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. Truckee Donner PUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources. For general information, call (530) 587-3896 or visit

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