Watering rules change starting Nov. 2


Timing is Everything! Watering is allowed one day per week this winter starting November 2.

When you reset your clocks, 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. City Utilities customers should begin to turn off irrigation with rain, plus shorten run times. As per City Code, watering times will change at the end of Daylight Savings Time.  From November 2 to March 8, 2015, the one day a week watering schedule applies.

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. 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 www.SpareSacWater.org.