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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


Sep 15 - Car washing at a professional car wash helps to conserve water as they recycle w...more

Sep 05 - Enter the GET SMART Sweepstakes for your chance to win a “smart irrigation” cont...more

Sep 05 - Do you live in the City of Sacramento and have a great idea for a way to help pr...more

Aug 29 - Check out these images that show the impact of the drought. Remember to Spare Sa...more

Aug 27 - Congratulations to Robin, the winner of the Share The Tip Sweepstakes! Look for...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!