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The Department of Utilities is dedicated to providing Sacramento with excellent service every day. We provide and maintain the water, sewer collection, and storm drainage for the City of Sacramento. We have a variety of programs to promote water quality protection, water conservation, and a variety of other essential services.

Utility News

That grass isn't brown; it's gold. Gold is the new green.

Utilities Director Dave Brent announces retirement

New River-Friendly Landscape Rebate Program  provides rebates for turf replacement.

Due to the drought, the City reduces watering to two days per week this spring and summer. Find your watering day.

Sacramento sells $248 Million in bonds to fix aging water and wastewater infrastructure

Sacramento Department of Utilities unveils Utility Rate Assistance Program

More News


Jul 11 - #Goldisthenewgreen! Get a lawn sign for your home at our offices at 1395 35th Av...more

Jul 09 - Have you noticed these up around town? Thanks to all the restaurants who have be...more

Jul 07 - Love Sacramento? Prove it! Use #mysacramento on Twitter or Instagram to share ph...more

Jul 07 - Golden lawns are replacing the green lawns in Sacramento neighborhoods, but just...more

Jul 03 - We get this question a lot! Check out this video from Be Water Smart to see how...more

Featured Story

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Sacramento has declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage due to the historic drought. Find more information about Stage 2 Water Restrictions, your watering days, or ways to save water in and around your home.

Water Wise Calls

Water Wise House Call
Schedule a free visit with a water conservation specialist to find the best ways to save water, get tips and tools, and find out if you qualify for rebates!