Sacramento had a really wet winter. Does that affect how many days a week you can water?

Northern California experienced a record-setting winter of rain and snow, which continued into spring. Sacramento, for example, saw its wettest May in 71 years.

But does that change how often you can water your lawn this summer?

Despite 2019’s abundant precipitation, it still is important to support long-term conservation measures, city officials say. All that rain hasn’t washed away memories of California’s recent historic drought.

The City’s two-days-per-week watering schedule remains in effect for all Sacramento utilities customers this summer.

Even-numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays and Sundays; odd-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The two-day-per-week watering schedule runs March 1 through Oct. 1. From Nov. 1 to Feb. 28, watering is reduced to one day per week.

Regardless of the season, watering is allowed from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. only, which helps to prevent evaporation, especially on hot summer days.

Remember, no over-watering (excessive water running off properties and onto sidewalks or gutters) is allowed, nor is watering within 48 hours of measurable rain (one-eighth of an inch).

Not sure how much you should be watering? The City has this quick and easy calculator to help you make the right call, as well as these water-wise tips.

Water conservation is a shared community commitment. If you see water being misused, please report it by calling 311 or emailing

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