Rain is near, water conservation is still key

Rain in SacramentoRain is in the forecast however, City Utilities customers are reminded to water with the weather in mind. With winter approaching, customers should begin moving watering to one day per week, and be sure to turn off irrigation with rain, plus shorten run times.

When you reset your clocks on November 2, don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s Winter Watering Rules. Effective November 2, Sacramento water users can water one day per week, on Saturday or Sunday only.

“Even a very wet winter may not make up all the water we need to bring us out of a drought. Luckily, cooler weather brings with it a great opportunity to save water,” said William Granger, Water Conservation Administrator for the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities. “Even in September, customers should begin to shorten their watering times as the temperatures drop and the sun sets earlier. Every minute that your sprinklers are off is water saved!”

Other tips to help customers save water this fall include:

  • Turn off sprinklers when the rain returns to the area or if there is rain in the forecast.
  • Use a broom or rake to move leaves off of sidewalks, driveways, and streets.
  • Consider installing a rain sensor to irrigation systems to help ensure that sprinklers stay off when the rain returns.

More information about ways to save water can be found at SpareSacWater.