Update from the City of West Sacramento on the Coronavirus
- For the latest on the City's response to the Coronavius, please visit our COVID-19 main page.
- City Hall is open! Read more about the safety precautions we're taking here.
- The Community Center and Recreation Center will be closed until further notice.
- The City’s core public services are still in operation, including police and fire services, operations and maintenance of critical infrastructure (sewer and water), garbage and recycling services, limited parks maintenance, and management of the City’s emergency operations center.
- Please note: many programs related to Environmental Services are currently on hold. This does not include your trash, recycling and organic service.
Virtual Water Wise House Call
In the midst of this crisis, the City of West Sacramento is offering “Virtual Water Wise House Calls”. What does this mean? Staff will provide over-the-phone assistance to help you check for a system-wide leak, adjust your sprinkler timer, look for irrigation issues and look for toilet leaks.
To apply, fill out the application below and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL WATER WISE HOUSE CALL APPLICATION
Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (as of July 1, 2020)
The City of West Sacramento is now offering $150 for replacing your existing conventional irrigation controller with a WaterSense(sm) labeled irrigation controller. These "smart" controllers use local weather data and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules to actual conditions onsite. The result is less work for the homeowner and increased water efficiency. To get started, review the "Checklist" and "Terms and Conditions" and then fill out the application.
Please Note: You must apply and be approved before purchasing a new smart controller.
- Terms and Conditions
- WaterSense (SM) Labelled Irrigation Controllers List
Instant Rebate with Rachio/RWA
While the City of West Sacramento's Smart Controller Rebate is currently suspended, please consider the following rebate from the Regional Water Authority and Rachio:
"Residents can save 65% on a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller through a new rebate program offered by Rachio in partnership with the Regional Water Authority and local water providers.
The Rachio 3 Controller acts like a thermostat for your sprinklers, using local weather conditions to adjust how long your sprinklers run. The controller automatically reduces sprinkler runtimes when the weather is cooler and increases them when the temperatures rise. You can also manage the controller from your smart phone with the Rachio app. It’s estimated that replacing a standard controller with a WaterSense-labeled smart controller like the Rachio 3 can save an average home about 13,500 gallons of water per year.
The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller typically retails for about $220 for an eight-zone system but are being offered at a reduced rate of $75 plus tax. Residents will be responsible for installation. Rebates are available for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. Rebate details, eligibility requirements and a link to the application are available at BeWaterSmart.info."
Please note: the City of West Sacramento's rebate program offers up to $150 back for the purchase of a WaterSense weather-based irrigation controller (upon approval); the Rachio/RWA program offers Rachio controllers at a discounted price of $75.
Water Wise House Call TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
Sign up for a free survey of your outdoor landscape system. This includes: usage history*, soil type, irrigation station locations, issues (like broken or misaligned sprinkler heads), potential water savings, suggested sprinkler schedule and more.
In addition to a free survey, residents will receive an indoor plumbing handbook, and residents may also qualify for a free sprinkler nozzle starter kit. This kit is a set of 10 highly efficient nozzles that twist right onto existing sprinklers.
* Please Note: some houses are not yet equipped with water meters and will not provide usage history.
To apply, fill out the application below and send to staff.
"Save Our Water" Turf Rebate
Turf Replacement Program. Replace your grass and receive a rebate up to $2,000! Please Note: the turf replacement program is offered by the Department of Water Resources and not by the City of West Sacramento.
Update: Funding for the Save Our Water Turf Replacement Program has been fully committed, and no additional applications for rebates will be accepted at this time.
For questions, please visit SaveOurWaterRebates.com or call 844-642-7410.