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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

City meets water conservation 20% water use reduction goal. Continued conservation called for as drought continues.

City ends July with a Spare the Water Alert

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


Oct 20 - No more boring lawns. Check out how one local homeowner made her yard Water Smar...more

Oct 18 - We welcomed the community to tour the facility and learn more about the $170 mil...more

Oct 18 - Come on down, we are here hosting tours and activities until 1.more

Oct 16 - Get ready, Sacramento! The claw is BACK!more

Oct 15 - Rain is finally here! Sprinklers off today! Mother Nature will handle your water...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!