SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With the weekend heat streak ahead, the city of Sacramento has issued a “Spare the Water” alert.
The Sacramento Department of Utilities issues such alerts when three consecutive days of more than 100 degree temperatures are forecasted.
The city is asking customers to voluntarily cut back on non-essential water use, suggesting things such as watering lawns before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
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“When temperatures reach their peak, the demand for water stretches the city’s treatment and pumping abilities,” said Sacramento Water Conservation Administrator William Granger.
Granger says the city does not expect to have supply issues, but does warn the high temperatures can be damaging to equipment.
“High temperatures are a good reminder of how precious a resource water is and why we need to conserve it,” said Granger.
For more ways to conserve water, visit the Department of Utilities website.