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 begins on March 10, 2013, residents and businesses can reset their sprinklers to water up to 3 times per week based on their address. Properties with addresses ending in ODD numbers (1,3,5,7, or 9) can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. EVEN numbered addresses (ending in 0,2,4,6, or 8) may water on Wednesdays, Fridays or Sundays. All watering must take place before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. and no watering is allowed on Mondays.
Remember! With cooler temperatures and wet weather, you will need to water less! Consider watering less until heat returns later this spring.
Getting your video on YouTube? Whatever.
On TV and a Jumbotron? Legit.
Announcing the 2013 Water Spots Video Contest
Shoot. Edit. Submit. Get famous. City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is partnering with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) and other water providers throughout the region to sponsor a video contest for high school students. Videos must focus on the selected 2013 water efficiency theme: Check sprinkler systems every month for water-wasting problems and make repairs within 48 hours. Winning spots will be presented on the River Cats Jumbotron for thousands to see and may be part of RWA's 2013 outreach campaign. The deadline to enter is Friday, March 22, 2013. For more information, rules and entry guidelines, visit sacbee.com/water-spots.
Did you know...
Most water use - and water waste - occurs outdoors?
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!
Also, join us for a FREE Water Conservation Workshop or become a Water Conservation Ambassador
Need More Information?
Contact the Water Conservation Team by calling 311 or (916) 264-5011.