Volume 01 | April 2018
Greetings Sacramento!
Earth Day is on April 22nd ! As Sacramento residents, the Department of Utilities would like to ask you to be responsible water users in honor of Earth Day.

Perhaps no other natural resource is as important to us as water. With so many competing yet equally important needs, we must learn to manage our available water resources properly. In the state of California alone, nearly 20% of all energy consumption goes toward moving, cleaning and heating water.
 
As it has become increasingly clear, the value of water conservation has enormous benefits to local economies, the environment, and even our global climate. In heavily populated drought-plagued states, the benefits of conservation are incalculable; by being mindful of water use, we have an opportunity to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The bottom line: water conservation not only benefits California, it benefits the entire planet.

 That is why we, as residents of City of Sacramento, need to do our part to conserve water.
Enter to win $5,000 toward your annual Utility Bills, water saving fixtures, and other prizes through April 30 th .  

"I am proud to support the mission of the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. As the River City and the Capitol of California, we understand the importance of protecting this important natural resource and are whole-heartedly committed to sustainability for the Sacramento community and the generations to come."
- Mayor Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento, California
Water Supply Conditions
From Department of Water Resources: Following one of the driest Februaries in California history, late winter storms increased the Sierra Nevada snow pack but were not enough to put the state on track for an average year.

SO FAR THIS YEAR
City Utilities celebrated  Fix A Leak  promotion with EPA's national event focused on water leaks in March. Did you know that 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day?
City is proud to have launched "Leak Free Sacramento" in March! Single Family Residential Homeowners in Sacramento neighborhoods may qualify for the offer! To learn more
Rain Barrel Event in February
Utilities distributed 50 rain barrels in February. Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use on lawns, garden and indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to save water and is free water for use in your landscape. If you missed to get one, we have rebates.


UPCOMING
EARTH DAY EVENTS
We will have booths at the following Earth Day events, come say hi:

WORKSHOPS
May 5, 2018 - It's Mulch Time for Trees
City of Sacramento and Sacramento Tree Foundation are partnering to provide a FREE workshop on how to mulch and use soaker hoses for young and mature trees. The are many benefits to having healthy trees at your home. Learn how to care for your trees, why and how to mulch, and how best to water trees during hot summer months.  
OTHER EVENTS
May 12, 2018 - Mulch Mayhem
Mark your Calendars - City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities is giving away FREE MULCH & Soaker Hoses to all Sacramento Utilities customers. 
Bring your shovels, bags and tarps to the Sacramento Marina on May 12, between 8am and noon! Supplies are Limited – get there early!
Water Conservation | City of Sacramento | (916) 808-5605 | (916) 808-5655 | waterconservation@cityofsacramento.org | www.sacwaterwise.com