The Water Agency provides drinking water to more than 50,000 households and businesses in eight separate service areas in the unincorporated portions of the County of Sacramento and in the Cities of Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova. We provide the day-to-day operational needs of the water system including maintenance, equipment replacement, water testing, compliance with regulatory requirements, the purchase of chemicals and electricity and many other activities that enable us to provide all customers with a high-quality water supply. While we make every effort to keep costs as low as possible, we are currently challenged with a combination of increasing service reliability and meeting operational and regulatory requirements that make rate increases necessary. Most important is the need to construct new facilities required to significantly increase the delivery of treated surface water in order to protect the long-term sustainability of groundwater supplies.
Stormwater Utility Rates
The Department of Water Resources is responsible for drainage and flood control within the urbanized and urbanizing portions of unincorporated Sacramento County and the cities of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. Customers see a Stormwater Utility charge on their bi-monthly utility bills for drainage and flood control services. The charges help pay for the maintenance of the county's 2,500 miles of storm drain pipe, 1,500 miles of roadside ditches, 400 miles of creeks and open channels, 35 pump stations, and 12 detention basins. For details on the Stormwater Utility Rates, view Title 15-Chapter 15.10 of the county's codes and ordinances.
Water Lifeline Rate Assistance Program
The Sacramento County Water Agency is now offering eligible low income property owners a discount on their water bills through the Water Lifeline Rate Assistance Program.
Even if you are currently receiving a discount on your sewer bill through the Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program, you may also be eligible for a discount of up to $84 a year on your water bill.
To determine your eligibility or apply for the Water Lifeline Rate Assistance Program, call (916) 875-5555.