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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

Beginning November 2, watering is only allowed ONE DAY per week - either Saturday or Sunday.

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

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

Sacramento Department of Utilities unveils Utility Rate Assistance Program

More News


Oct 31 - Remember, when you set your clocks back, change your timers too! One day per wee...more

Oct 31 - Rain is here and is expected to stick around all day. No tricks, but this rain s...more

Oct 29 - Time change is this Sunday, November 2. Remember to roll your sprinkler timers b...more

Oct 25 - Rain is here! So turn those sprinklers OFF!more

Oct 24 - Rain is in the forecast for this weekend. Remember to turn off the sprinklers an...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!