Sacramento County Water Agency

Water Conservation Tips

The State Water Resources Control Board is finalizing its revised water use reduction goals and emergency drought regulations in early May. Please continue to adhere to the one-watering-day-per-week schedule (three-days-drip) until the final revised reduction mandates are available.​​

The following are some water saving tips you can do to make water conservation a daily part of your routine for your home and/or business.

​Residents: Indoor Tips

​​Update it: When you replace appliances choose water and energy efficient models. Watch your utility companies' websites for rebates toward the purchase of "efficient" products. 
  • 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                                                                        Water Spots Video Contest​

  • 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