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High Standards of Water Quality

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The City's priority is water quality and safety. We accomplish this by meeting all state and Federal drinking water standards.

Know when to water

Beginning November 1, 2015: mandatory one day per week watering schedule, either on Saturday or Sunday (your choice), except when it has been raining. Help spare Sacramento water.

Water Infrastructure Improvement Program

Installed Meter

Read more about our water main pipeline & meter projects.

Utility News

City of Sacramento Water Meter construction zone
Pocket Area Water Meter Project Underway! On July 28 construction began to place meters that were already planned to go in sidewalks. City staff is working with Council member Jennings and the City Manager to identify additional options for placement of the remaining meters in the project area. For more information, please call 916-808-5454 or view the construction schedule.

South Natomas & Hagginwood Area Water Main Pipeline & Meter Project Kicks-off! Installation of water meters on 2,800 properties throughout the South Natomas and Hagginwood area began August 31. In addition, rehabilitation of some main pipelines within the neighborhoods is occurring. Construction is expected to be complete in April 2016.

You may be eligible to save $156 annually on utility costs with the expanded Utility Rate Assistance Program.

Natomas FEMA-approved flood zone status takes effect June 16. Building permits can now be issued.

City park watering on a Monday? Find out why.

River-Friendly Landscape Rebate Program  provides rebates for turf replacement.

Sacramento Department of Utilities unveils Utility Rate Assistance Program

More News

Drought Champ!

Drought Champion

Jorge Azevedo is a Drought Champ! One look at his front and back yard and you can tell he has pride in saving water. He is part of the of the City’s River-Friendly Landscape program where he received a rebate from the City for removing his front yard turf and replacing it with native and drought tolerant plants.

Water Wise Calls

Water Wise House Call
Schedule a free visit with a water conservation specialist to find the best ways to save water, get tips and tools, and find out if you qualify for rebates!


Nov 24 - Congratulations to Jacqui Naud the winner of the "Give It A Rest Sweepstakes." Her yard is not only low-water use, but also beautiful. Thanks to everyone who participated and for helping to Spare the Water Sacramento! Read Post

Nov 20 - Fat, oils and grease are a problem all year, but food waste clogs increase up to 50 percent over the winter holidays! Remember to Can it. Scrape it. Trash it. Read Post