Watering Rules Are Back

Coming soon: Spring-Summer watering rules effective March 8


When you reset your clocks this Sunday don’t forget to reset your sprinkler timers to comply with the City’s Spring Watering Rules. Effective March 8, Sacramento water users can water two days per week this spring and summer.

City residents did an outstanding job conserving water in 2014 during this severe drought.  A huge reason is the willingness to reduce landscape watering, which can make a big dent in overall household water use.

“It’s important to know your watering days.  Most water use comes from landscape irrigation.  There are many ways to save water at home, including shorter showers and water efficient fixtures and appliances,” said Bill Busath, Interim Director of the Department of Utilities. “However, reducing landscape irrigation can make the biggest difference of all.”

Watering days:

Before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

Addresses ending with an ODD number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Tuesday AND Saturday

Addresses ending with an EVEN number (0,2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Wednesday AND Sunday

Other tips to help customers save water include:

  • Turn off sprinklers when the rain returns to the area or if there is rain in the forecast.
  • Use a broom or rake to move leaves off of sidewalks, driveways, and streets.
  • Call 311 to report water misuse or for more information about free water wise services and rebates.

More information about ways to save water can be found at www.SpareSacWater.org.


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Mark your calendars—Theodore Judah Art and Music Festival March 19th

Theodore Judah Elementary SchoolGet out your paddle – it’s time to bid!

The Theodore Judah Art & Music Festival, which showcases the school’s prestigious art, drama and music programs, is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 5:30 p.m., at Kit Carson Middle School, 5301 N Street in Sacramento. This event is free and open to the public.

This annual fundraiser presents artwork created by the students auctioned off by a live auctioneer. There are also individual student-created pieces for sale. The festival is fun and spirited as parents try to outbid one another for these interesting and memorable pieces of art.

This year, the fundraiser is expected to generate $12,000, which will fund working artists that will host technical workshops in the classrooms this fall, as well as writing workshops for the older students. Monies also provide bulletin boards hung around the school’s campus, which showcases students’ ongoing art projects.

For more information about the Art & Music Festival, visit the official Theodore Judah website at http://www.theodorejudahelementary.org.




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