The City of Sacramento will resume construction work, after the rainy season, on the installation of water meters, advanced metering communications technology, the abandonment of some backyard water mains with new mains placed in the street right-of-way as part of the meter program. This work is scheduled to resume in the Spring of 2017, with a target date for construction to begin in mid-April.
To see a larger map click the link to the right: AWMP Project Map
Construction: What to Expect
When water meter construction takes place in your neighborhood, you will always have access to your home. However, access to parking on your street may be temporarily restricted while construction takes place.
Reminder, when construction occurs at your property:
- Please remove all vehicles from your driveway, sidewalk and street in front of home
- Water could be shut down for up to 4 hours
- Construction may require access to your yards
- Sidewalk closures and traffic delays may occur
When construction is scheduled to begin at your property, you will be notified multiple times in advance, including two weeks before construction begins, and again 24-48 hours before the start of work in your neighborhood.
Construction Hours: weekdays, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information on the timing of construction, click here.
Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings
Open houses will be held in each project area to provide an overview of upcoming construction activities and impacts. Department of Utilities representatives will be available during the open house to answer questions.
Next Open House:
No meetings currently scheduled.
Recent Open Houses
In 2005, the City of Sacramento began one of its most significant capital improvement projects in its history. With 80% of the City’s water service connections unmetered, this huge undertaking will install water meters so that all water service connections are metered by 2025 and transition customers to a metered rate, as required by a state mandate (AB2572). This is no easy task. With the City's aging infrastructure, many of the installations also include additional improvements such as relocating backyard water main pipelines to the street or replacing older main pipelines located within the street. In addition, the current mandate does not provide funding to help offset costs for these improvements. Despite these challenges, the City has made steady progress over the past several years toward installing meters as well as securing funding through rate increases, grants and bond sales to help accelerate the program and minimize the financial burden on customers.
To comply with the State mandate, the City has made steady progress toward installing meters. To date, 95,000 meters have been installed bringing the City to 70% metered. In addition, the City has secured funding through rate adjustments and bond sales to install the remaining meters by 2020. .
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