Welcome to Water Conservation!
We are here to help you use water wisely, which both preserves our limited water resources and can save you money on your utility bills!
It is that time of year!
Change your clocks, change your sprinkler timers!
In accordance with City code, when Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3, 2013, customers will be able water one day a week, on Saturday or Sunday only. No weekday watering is permitted
Remember! With cooler temperatures and wet weather, you will need to water less! Turn off sprinklers when raining or when rain is forecasted.
Upgrade your sprinkler system with a weather based controller and you may qualify for up to $500 rebate!
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.
The Water Conservation Team has put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (pdf) regarding the water conservation ordinance. Any additional questions can be answered by calling 311.
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 Issues Spare the Water Alert- July 18, 2013 (pdf)
City issues First Spare the Water Alert of 2013- June 28, 2013 (pdf)