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Published on June 3rd, 2015 | by The Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento to keep closer tabs on city’s water use

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The city’s latest attempt to limit Sacramento’s water use amid a historic and unrelenting drought means cracking down on residential water use every day, including the wee hours of the night.

Should the city continue to fall short of its state-mandated 28 percent reduction in water consumption over the next nine months, according to a new plan adopted Tuesday by City Council, residents may be limited to once-a-week outdoor watering as soon as July. Sacramento residents are now limited to watering outdoors twice per week on designated days.

The city hopes to stave off the once-a-week mandate and cut down on the amount of errant watering by patrolling neighborhoods and city streets in the early morning, afternoon and overnight, according to a report presented by Terrance Davis, the city’s sustainability manager.

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