SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The City of Sacramento is urging residents to start cutting back on their water usage at it stares down a shortage.
On Wednesday, city officials issued a “Water Watch” that asked people to cut back their water use by 10 percent. It’s the first of six stages officials can put into effect in response to a looming water shortage.READ MORE: Some Sierra Spots Report More Than 2 Feet Of Snow Over Past 24 Hours
“The City will be taking several internal actions to reduce its water use by up to 10 percent,” said City Manager Howard Chan in a statement.READ MORE: Best Places For Halloween: Sacramento Ranks 22nd Among US Cities
Residents are being urged to cut back on landscape watering and to fix leaks.
City crews will also be reducing irrigation at parks for streetscapes, as well as stopping non-essential water use by city programs, as part of the cutback.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Sets Storm Record With Its Highest All-Time Rainfall Total Since 1880
Sacramento last had to issue a water cutback between 2014-2017, officials say.