Water Conservation Update

Sacramento Water Agency customers achieved a 17.3% reduction in water use in 2014 compared to 2013.  We are off to a good start, but the drought is not yet over.  Please stay tuned for future conservation regulation updates and new statewide conservation goals and regulations for 2015.  Let’s do our part to protect one of our most valuable resources.

 
 
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In accordance with the State's Emergency Drought Regulation, all Water Agency customers* must adhere to the following irrigation schedule, starting August 1, 2014. (*Recycled water users are exempt and should follow recycled water permit restrictions.​) 

 

​​Address Ending In Watering Days Permitted Irrigation Time Of Day
Even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Wed, Fri, Sun 8PM to 6AM
Odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) ​Tues, Thurs, Sat 8PM to 6AM

No irrigation is permitted on Monday.

 
 
IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES PROHIBITED  BY EMERGENCY REGULATIONS​:​
 
  1. Irrigation of outdoor landscaping outdoors that causes potable water runoff onto adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, walkways, roadways, parking lots, or structures.
  2. Washing a motor vehicle with a hose not equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
  3. Using potable water to wash driveways and sidewalks.
  4. Running potable water in a fountain or other decorative feature unless the water is recirculated. 
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE ALLOWABLE IRRIGATION SCHEDULE AND/OR ENGAGING IN PROHIBITED IRRIGATION ACTIVITIES CAN LEAD TO CITATIONS AND POSSIBLE FINES FOR WATER WASTE.
 
 

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Be Water-​Smart in the Winter!
INSTALL LOW-FLOW SHOWER HEADS Low-flow shower heads save up to 1 gallon of water per minute -- or 10 gallons per average 10 minute shower.
CHECK FOR LEAKING FAUCETS ​Winter is also a prime time to inspect, repair and replace indoor plumbing pipes and fixtures.
WATER WITH THE
WEATHER
During cooler winter months, landscapes need very little water, making this an easy time of year to conserve water.
For more in-depth information, please follow the links on the left.

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