“It is especially important to use water wisely during the drought and on these hot days as statewide water supplies are short, river levels are low, and operational costs are higher. While the City doesn’t expect to have supply issues, the extended stretch of high temperatures can push our equipment to its limit. Drought and high temperatures are a good reminder of how precious a resource water is and why we need to conserve it,” said Terrance Davis, the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities Sustainability Program Manager.
Suggested ways that customers can save water on Spare the Water Days and every day, especially during the drought:
- Follow the City’s Watering Rules. Water lawns and gardens before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. and water only on scheduled watering days:
- odd numbered address on Tuesday and Saturday
- even numbered address on Wednesday and Sunday
- No outside irrigation is allowed on Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays
- Cutting back irrigation watering 1-2 minutes per station can save up to 250 gallons of water per cycle
- Run major appliances with full loads before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. for optimum water and energy savings
- Wait until the heat wave breaks to wash your cars or visit a commercial carwash that recycles water
- Turn off the faucet while brushing teeth, washing hands or scrubbing dishes
- For more information on ways to save water, visit www.SpareSacWater.org.
Keep cool in the City while temperatures rise.
Read more information on the City’s River-friendly Landscaping program, rebate programs – toilets, clothes washers, dishwashers and aerators with high-efficiency models, or upgrading water-wasting sprinklers and irrigation equipment.
Contact: Rhea Serran, Public Information Officer, 916-808-5594