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Get Involved to Help Save Water

Water is a limited resource. Promoting water conservation is an important part of the City of Sacramento’s commitment ensuring that our water needs are met for a healthy environment and quality of life. Through workshops and community events, the Water Wise and River-Friendly Landscape Programs provide our resident and business water customers with education and information to help save water while reducing cost with water-saving tips and rebates.
Each of our efforts to reduce water use make a difference. We invite you to join us in keeping Sac water wise and taking steps to save our water.

December Tree pruning workshop - December 7, 2019

The City of Sacramento is hosting a workshop to help you grow healthy trees! This interactive workshop will teach you how to water and prune young trees, ensuring they grow to be strong and drought resilient. This workshop features a classroom portion followed by an outdoor field training with hand-on experience with young trees.

Healthy trees create healthy neighborhoods by improving air quality and providing shade during hot summers. Healthy trees can also save you money on your monthly bill and improve property value! Smart watering and pruning methods are key to keeping your trees healthy and thriving in a water wise landscape.

The Free Community Workshop is on Saturday, December 7 from 8:45 AM – 11:30 AM! Workshop will be held at the Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95823. Sign up today at!

All event attendees will also receive free garden gloves and trowels.

Fall trees under text reading Dec. 7, 2019 Free Tree Pruning Workshop

October Rain Barrel Event - October 26, 2019

The City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities is holding another rain barrel event as part of Water Discovery Day celebration! Sacramento residents can order up to two (2) rain barrels at a discounted rate! All rain barrels are priced under $30, while supplies last.

So hurry and place your order before the Oct. 13 deadline by visiting the link below. And don’t forget to sign up at the event for a tour of the Water treatment plant! The distribution event is on Saturday, October 26 from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM!



Sacramento Garden Showcase - July 27, 2019

City of Sacramento homeowners are invited to attend a free water wise gardening showcase. Learn from Sacramento experts about efficient irrigation practices, landscape design, water wise plants, the City’s water rebates, and more.

Vendors in attendance will be the Sacramento Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, Green Acres Nursery, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Rain Bird, Hunter Industries, Ewing, Sacramento Tree Foundation, and the Sacramento Chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.




In May we hold our annual Mulch Mayhem at the Sacramento Marina, where we give away FREE shredded cedar mulch and a really great soaker hose.  No need to pre-register, just show up before we run out!



This year’s Rain Barrel distribution event is on Saturday, April 27 from 8 AM – 12 PM! City of Sacramento customers can purchase 50-55 gallon rain barrels for under $30. Order your rain barrel BEFORE April 17 to take advantage of the offer!   


UPDATE! We have SOLD OUT of our Rain Barrels for this event!

You can still order items through this vendor but they will be at "un-subsidized" prices.




The City offers education and information at free workshops designed to help you save water and reduce cost.

Community Events
Make saving water fun as well as educational. Join us for free community events and learn how we can all help to reduce water use.

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The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities is dedicated to keeping customers, other agencies, and the news media up-to-date on Water Wise programs, rebate offerings, and community activities to help save our water. Find our current e-newsletters, blogs, and information releases here.

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