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The Residential Leak Repair Assistance program provides reimbursement for repairing leaks, which can reduce water bills. 

City of Sacramento water customers who are homeowners or tenants of residential single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes and have a verified, continuous leak can apply. Find out how much water your property is using.

Eligible customers can be reimbursed up to $1,500, including the cost of materials, private leak detection services if needed, leak repair, and up to $150 per hour of licensed contractor labor. Detailed invoices must account for all materials and hours worked/billed.


  1. You must submit an application before completing repairs. If you are a tenant, email to coordinate landlord permission. Water Conservation staff verify all leaks before approving an application.

  2. Complete your leak repairs. A “C-36” licensed plumbing contractor is required for hourly labor reimbursement. It is recommended to get multiple quotes and check references when looking for a licensed plumber.

  3. Submit your receipts within 30 days of repair to

The City will verify all receipts, and if approved, checks are usually issued within 120 days to the customer who paid for the repair as shown on receipts.


For questions about this program, call 916-808-5605 or email

Limit of one reimbursement per customer. The program does not apply to water used for new landscape irrigation, filling of a pool or other intentional use. This program does not apply to water efficiency upgrades with no evidence of a leak. Reimbursements cannot be used to cover water loss or utility bill expenses. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.