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Water Wisely for Flexibility Under the Watering Schedule

The City of Sacramento has made long-term water conservation a way of life by adopting a permanent watering schedule of two days-per-week from March through October, and one day-per-week from November through February.

By watering wisely, residents and businesses can gain water schedule flexibility while still saving water.

When to Water

Residents and business in Sacramento are required to follow a watering schedule and can water their landscapes with sprinklers based on the season. From March 1 to October 31, landscapes can be watered up to two days per week. From November 1 to February 28, landscapes can be watered once a week. Learn more about the City's watering schedule.

Track your water use

If you have a City of Sacramento water meter you can track your water use online and in real-time.

IRRIGATION CALCULATOR

This calculator shows you how much to water your landscape based the current water schedule, your site-specific information and recent weather conditions. Enter your zip code, plant material, sun/shade exposure, wind, slope, soil, and irrigation method to help save water.

Home water-use Calculator

This water calculator compares your water use to a similar average and efficient house in your region, estimates the energy savings and carbon footprint of your hot water usage, and helps identify specific areas for improving overall household water efficiency. Water conservation is easy and the Water Calculator gets you started right away.

Customer service and Mobile app

Residents can be water tips and information or report water misuse, such as watering at the wrong time or wasting water, with the City of Sacramento Customer Service Help Center website and mobile app.

When reporting information to the City, please be sure to include:

  • Days and times the watering is occurring
  • Address of where the water misuse is taking place
  • Any pattern to the watering, like the frequency it is being watered or for how long the watering is taking place. 
     

Contact Us

Need help?  waterconservation@cityofsacramento.org.