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Water Conservation

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Spare Sacramento Water!

The City of Sacramento has adopted a Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency Plan. For more information on drought and water conservation, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

As part of the Stage 2 Water Shortage Contingency, the City has reduced watering days to 2 days per week, based on address.

Watering Reduced to 2 days per week

  • ODD numbered addresses (street numbers ending in 1,3,5,7, or 9) are permitted to  water only on Tuesdays and/or Saturdays.
  • EVEN numbered addresses (street numbers ending in 0,2,4,6, or 8) are permitted to water only on Wednesdays and/or Sundays.
  • NO watering is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays.
  • Watering must occur before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
  • No overwatering is permitted.

If you see watering taking place on the wrong day or time or you see overwatering, please report it to the City by calling 311 or (916) 264-5011. You can also email when and where you saw the water misuse to or report it via the 311 app on your mobile phone.

Timing is everything- Watering Days change November 2, 2014!

As per City Code, watering times will change at the end of Daylight Savings Time to one day per week. Customers may water one day a week, on Saturday OR Sunday only, beginning November 2, 2014.

When cooler temperatures and rain return to the area, cut back watering times as your yard will need less water or better yet, turn sprinklers off for the winter. 

Gold is the new Green!Gold is the New Green Sign

Lawn looking a little golden with two day per week watering? Not to worry! While under stress in the heat of summer, most lawns will bounce back in the cooler temperatures and rain this fall. 

You can even spruce up your lawn with our new lawn sign telling your neighbors that you are doing your part to help spare Sacramento's water! Pick up a sign today at our Customer Service Offices, 1395 35th Avenue. Hours are Monday- Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Check out more tips to help your landscape survive the summer drought

Beautiful Landscapes Don’t Always Require Lots of Water

California FucshiaPlants like California Fuchsia are both pretty and water smart! Find the right plants your yard, sunlight and soil!

Find out information about our NEW River-Friendly Landscape Rebate Program.

Sign up for our new River Friendly Green Gardener Landscape Workshop Series!

Sacramento businesses are teaming with the City of Sacramento to save water during the drought.

Check out what restaurants are doing to help save water

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities offers a wide variety of tools to help customers save water, including: