Sacramento County Water Agency

Water Conservation Tips

The State of California is experiencing a dry year, and Governor Newsom has declared a drought emergency in Sacramento County.  Regional Water Authority, which represents 20 water providers in the Sacramento area, has adopted a resolution urging their members to consider actions to conserve water.  Please continue your efforts to make water conservation a daily part of your routine by:

​Residents: Indoor Tips

  • Shut it off: Turn the tap water off when brushing your teeth. 
  • Update it! When you rep​lace appliances choose water and energy efficient models. Watch the SCWA website for rebates opportunities toward the purchase of "efficient" products.
  • Fix it: Repair leaky spigots, sprinkler heads, hoses and dripping faucets. One leaky drip per second wastes 6,000 gallons of water per year!
  • More Indoor Water Saving Tips

Residents: Outdoor Tips                                                                  

  • Equip it! Attach automatic shut-off nozzles to your hoses to keep water from flowing freely.
  • Check it! Check irrigation systems for leaks and repair as necessary.
  • Sweep it, don't wash it away: When cleaning up fallen leaves, dirt and debris, use a broom, rake or leaf blower on sidewalks, driveways and patios rather than a hose.
  • Recirculate it: Swimming pools, fountains and ponds should be equipped with recirculating pumps. There "water features" should also be checked annually for hidden leaks or other problems. Cover your pool to minimize evaporation. 
  • Sprinkle it wisely: Water only when needed and turn off automatic sprinklers!
  • ​​Links to more Outdoor Water Saving Tips