Coming soon: Spring-Summer watering rules effective March 8

When you reset your clocks this Sunday don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s Spring Watering Rules. Effective March 8, Sacramento water users can water two days per week this spring and summer.

City residents did an outstanding job conserving water in 2014 during this severe drought.  A huge reason is the willingness to reduce landscape watering, which can make a big dent in overall household water use.

“It’s important to know your watering days.  Most water use comes from landscape irrigation.  There are many ways to save water at home, including shorter showers and water efficient fixtures and appliances,” said Bill Busath, Interim Director of the Department of Utilities. “However, reducing landscape irrigation can make the biggest difference of all.”

Watering days:

Before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

Addresses ending with an ODD number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Tuesday AND Saturday

Addresses ending with an EVEN number (0,2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesday AND Sunday

Other tips to help customers save water 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.
  • Call 311 to report water misuse or for more information about free water wise services and rebates.

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

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