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Water-Saving Resources at Your Fingertips

In one convenient place, find resources and quick links from the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities and other organizations to help residents and business save water.

Water Wise and River-Friendly Landscape Program Brochures

Smart Irrigation Controllers

A “smart” or weather-based irrigation controller uses local weather data to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions on the site. Conventional controllers irrigate using a controller with a clock and a preset schedule. EPA WaterSense labeled controllers allow watering schedules to match plants' water needs. To learn more about WaterSense Smart Controllers, visit:

To see a list of qualified WaterSense labeled smart irrigation controllers, visit:

Videos and Tools

At, you will find a series of short videos and tools to help your landscape thrive while you save water. Learn how to switch sprinkler nozzles to rotary nozzles, convert your sprinklers to drip irrigation, help your trees thrive, and more.

Save water with Micro Irrigation here's a "Homeowner's Guide" from EPA WaterSense

City of Sacramento 311 App

The Sac 311 mobile app allows you to make non-emergency service requests anytime while on the go or at home. You can even use it to report water misuse. Download the SAC311 mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.

Be Water Smart Website

Be Water Smart is a public outreach and school education-focused program sponsored by the Regional Water Authority’s Water Efficiency Program (WEP) and 20 water providers. These water providers in Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties, plus the City of West Sacramento are working together to help their customers use water efficiently. This website was developed as part of the Be Water Smart program to provide information to customers on how to save water.

Finding a Contractor familiar with River-Friendly Landscaping

Through the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) website  you can find landscape contractors knowledgeable in water saving landscape design and irrigation as well as CLCA-Certified Water Managers have proven they can save water. Certified Water Managers complete an irrigation audit and demonstrate proficiency at required levels for one year on actual landscape sites, before achieving full certification status. You will find more information here .

Exploring the Demo Garden (coming soon)

Demonstration Garden Map

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