Heatwave arrives in Sacramento. Here’s what that means for your watering schedule

A period of hot weather is expected to hit Sacramento starting Friday as the National Weather Services predicts high temperatures of 100+ degrees to last until Aug. 19.

That means that residents will get a break from their normal watering schedule, according to City Utilities staff.

“When we have two consecutive days of 100-degree temperatures, people can water outside of their watering window — after 10 a.m. and before 7 p.m. — and they can water on no-water-days,” said William Granger, the City’s water conservation coordinator. “For the coming hot weather, it also means residents can water anytime on Friday, even though it is normally a no water day.”

Sacramento is currently under the “Spring Water Schedule” which means that March 1 to Oct. 31 residents can water plants and landscaping according to their address.

Even numbered homes can water on Wednesday and Sunday. Odd numbered homes can water on Tuesday and Saturday.

“Don’t forget that residents can water any day and any time, by hand, but we always recommend that residents and businesses shorten their watering times and add a watering cycle to avoid water runoff.” said Granger.

Residents can learn more about watering schedules, landscaping and rebate incentives at the City’s water conservation website.