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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


Nov 17 - Turning off sprinklers now may help your plants come the spring! Check out the a...more

Nov 13 - A great way to give back and help our local waterways this weekend. Please conta...more

Nov 12 - We are proud to announce that the City is the recipient of some vital funding to...more

Nov 12 - We know that you could put those leaves in the bin or even on the curb during Le...more

Nov 09 - Our offices will be open tomorrow, Monday 11/10, but will be closed on Tuesday 1...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!