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Water Conservation

Spare Sacramento water - Are you odd or even?

Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan

As per City Code, watering times will change at the beginning of Daylight Savings Time to two days per week, based on street address. The City of Sacramento has adopted a Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan, which limits spring/summer watering to two days per week based on address.

Addresses ending in Watering Days  Watering Times
ODD number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) Tuesday and/or Saturday  Before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
Even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) Wednesday and/or Sunday  Before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

No watering OR car washing is permitted on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

No overwatering is permitted on any day. For more information on drought and water conservation, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Drought Busters

If you see watering taking place on the wrong day or time or you see overwatering, please report it to the City by calling 311 or (916) 264-5011. You can also email when and where you saw the water misuse to or report it via the 311 app on your mobile phone.

Gold is the new Green!

You can spruce up your lawn with our new lawn sign telling your neighbors that you are doing your part to help spare Sacramento's water! Pick up a sign today at our Customer Service Offices, 1395 35th Avenue. Hours are Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Beautiful Landscapes Don’t Always Require Lots of Water

California FucshiaPlants like California Fuchsia are both pretty and water smart! Find the right plants your yard, sunlight and soil!

Find out information about our NEW River-Friendly Landscape Rebate Program.

Sign up for our new River Friendly Green Gardener Landscape Workshop Series!

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