Sacramento On Water Alert

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

That means if you live in the city, you should put off watering your yard, doing your laundry or washing the dishes until late at night or early morning. 

Michael Malone is with the city’s Utilities Department. He says with several days of triple-digit-heat ahead, it’ll get harder to fill the demand for water. 

“The pumps have to run more often, run for longer periods of time in order to keep the pressure up throughout the whole system. So it’s just an increased demand on our abilities to deliver water in sufficient quantities.” 

Malone says it also takes more electricity to pump water during a heat wave. He says that could mean higher utility bills for customers.

The Spare the Water Alert runs from Tuesday through Thursday.