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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

MEDIA CENTER

Aug 21 - We get a lot of questions about rain barrels. Get some rain barrel basics at a W...more

Aug 12 - Check out the awesome WaterSense shower head by Delta that you can win as part o...more

Aug 12 - Enter the new Share The Tip Sweepstakes for your chance to win a basket full of...more

Aug 07 - Congratulations Sacramento! We saved more than a billion gallons of water in Jul...more

Aug 05 - Cooler temps and even the potential for some rain today mean that you can cut ba...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!