Welcome to Water Conservation!
We are here to help you use water wisely, which can help to preserve our limited water resources!
When is my watering day?
Starting March 9, 2014, the City begins its spring.summer watering schedules. Due to the drought, those schedules have been reduced to two days per week. Please turn off sprinklers when it is raining and leave them off for several days following rainy days.
Watering days are based on street address.
Sacramento adopts a Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan
Conservation measures in response to a dry winter
On Tuesday, January 14, the Sacramento City Council adopted a Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan . This will include:
What does a 20% water use reduction look like?
The average Sacramento family uses 417 gallons of water per day. Here are some ways to help your family reduce their water use. Find the best methods for your family to achieve 84 gallons in savings!
Looking for ways to green up your yard and limit your turf?
Plants like California Fuchsia are both pretty and water smart! Find the right plants for your yard, sunlight and soil.
Did you know...
WATER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE (effective December 9, 2009)
Residents and Businesses may water and wash vehicles on either Saturday or Sunday at their discretion during winter months (after daylight savings time ends).
During dry months (beginning when daylight savings time begins), residents and businesses are restricted to watering before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
Residents or Businesses that utilize drip irrigation are exempt from watering restrictions during winter and dry month watering schedules.
Residents and Businesses may only utilize the "Water Conservation Education Workshop" to waive a fine every 24 months.
Owners of properties will be responsible for violations, whether or not they or their tenant commited a violation.
California is facing severe water challenges, including the effects of a third dry year in a row. Our water use impacts the environment around us, including the health of the Sacramento and American rivers.
The good news is that we can make a big impact in the amount of water we use every day just by making simple changes to the way we use water at home. Check out these Tips for Saving Water (pdf) to learn more.
You can also consider replacing high water-using appliances, such as toilets and washing machines to help limit your water use. The City of Sacramento offers rebates that help to defray the costs of these new appliances!
Need More Information?
Contact the Water Conservation Team by calling 311 or (916) 264-5011.
City Council Adopts Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan- 1/15/2014 (pdf)
City Issues Spare the Water Alert- July 18, 2013 (pdf)
City issues First Spare the Water Alert of 2013- June 28, 2013 (pdf)