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Your rates are funding important improvements to Sacramento’s original water treatment plant, built in 1923. We’re replacing unreliable parts and increasing capacity. 

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YOUR UTILITIES. YOUR VOICE. We are committed to increasing community understanding of our capital improvement challenges and how these challenges affect ongoing rate adjustments.

Have you heard about a project starting in your neighborhood? Check our Project Status dashboard for more info. 


Sep 16 - Lower your Utility bill and save water! You may be eligible for Leak-Free Sacramento to fix leak repairs and install water efficient fixtures (toilets, faucets, valves, irrigation systems, etc.) both inside and outside of your home - with no charge to the resident. For more information and how to qualify: Read Post

Sep 15 - City customers enjoy the highest quality water service, with all drinking water quality measurements meeting or surpassing all State and Federal drinking water standards, as Department of Utilities staff explained at the Sacramento City Council meeting on Sept. 13. The City Council was presented the 2016 Drinking Water Public Health Goals by city Utilities staff at the meeting. Each day, we test our water hundreds of times to ensure that we continue to meet the standards (Maximum Contaminant Levels, or MCLs) as required by the State and Federal Government.…/drink-up-your-city-drink… Read Post

Sep 06 - Do you have questions about water taste and clarity? Two water quality concerns related to aesthetics have been reported. These two aesthetic concerns are temporary, separate and not related in any way. The first is that water in the South area of the City has been described as “mossy” or “earthy” in flavor recently. The water is safe to drink. We want to let our customers know that the taste can be affected by lower water levels in the Sacramento and American rivers and higher water temperatures. This causes naturally occurring bacteria that affect the taste of the water, but pose no health risk. This happens around this time of year when it’s hot and dry. As temperatures start to cool, the taste and odor issue will eventually disappear. To alleviate the earthy taste, the City’s water quality superintendent recommends adding lemon to the water or placing tap water in the refrigerator to cool it down. More info: Read Post

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