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LEAK-FREE SACRAMENTO APPLICATION

Thank you for your interest in the City of Sacramento’s Leak-Free Sacramento Program. The Department of Utilities (DOU) Leak-Free Sacramento program is designed to help disadvantaged area communities (DACs) single family residential homeowners with leak repairs. 

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To be eligible you must:

  1. Be receiving City of Sacramento Water service at the property;
  2. Live within one of the DAC areas (Click here for the map) or eligible/actively receiving Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance (SURA).
  3. Own the home and the land on which the home rests (mobile homes in a mobile park that owns the land are common example of homes not eligible for assistance).
  4. Be the permanent resident (s) in the home for which plumbing assistance is needed.                                                a. The customer(s) must verify permanent residency by identification, current utility bill, and tax return or deed to the home.

Please upload verification documents of home ownership and residency (Current Utility Bills, Tax Return or Deed Mortgage statements to the home)

Note: Upload eligible documents

The Program offers: 


Under this program, the contracted City contractor may replace/repair parts with EPA WaterSense approved products when possible, and are not limited to:

  • Repair Toilets
  • Replace Toilets
  • Replace Aerators
  • Replace Kitchen Faucets
  • Repair Kitchen Faucets
  • Repair Disposal Leak
  • Replace Lavatory Faucets
  • Repair Lavatory Faucets
  • Replace Tub and Shower Valves
  • Repair Hot Water Heater
  • Replace Hot Water Heater
  • Replace Quarter-Turn Angle Valve
  • Repair Supply Line
  • Repair a Leak in Wall
  • Repair/Reroute Slab or Home Exterior Leak
  • Repair Irrigation System
  • Replace Hose Bibbs

Program Checklist:

I, the participant, hereby request to participate in the City of Sacramento’s Leak-Free Sacramento Repair Program. I understand and agree to the following conditions of participation: 

I understand that, as a participant, I will be required to work with a contracted City contractor through the City of Sacramento’s Leak-Free Program.

I understand that I will not receive monetary reimbursement for this project; funding for my project will be transferred directly to the City contractor.

I understand that this is a limited, first-come, first served program, and that I am eligible for one contractor site visit and they are only given for projects which have applications that are approved; the City can deny any application that does not meet program requirements.

I understand that if I am asked for supplemental documents (proof of home ownership) to my application, I must supply them within two weeks from the time I am asked for them from program staff. If I fail to return them within this time frame, my application will be withdrawn and I must wait one month before re-applying.

I understand the improvements to my plumbing system may not result in lower water bills.

I understand that Plumbing assistance will not be rendered if such assistance will result in hazardous environmental conditions or allow an existing hazardous environmental condition to continue. If a hazardous environmental condition is found, such as mold, asbestos, lead it must be abated per the applicable regulations.

I understand that my home must be habitable and safe for occupation to be eligible for services. Examples of circumstances that would make a home not eligible include areas open to the outside, lack of complete roofing, floors that are too unstable for toilets to be seated properly or a home settled from its original support structure in a way that makes work on it unsafe. If the contracted City contractor notes concern regarding structural stability or general safety of the home, it will be assessed by the Leak-Free Program staff and referred to City of Sacramento Code Compliance as needed.

Steps to Proceed

  1. Once your application has been approved, you will be contacted to schedule a home inspection by the City’s contractor. The City contractor will locate any leaks inside and outside of your home.
  2. Then the contracted City contractor determines any repairs/replacements needed in the home. As a customer you  will sign and receive a copy of the Leak-Free Sacramento Work Authorization Form and Leak Detection and Repair Agreement Form (if applicable) from the Leak-Free Sacramento contracted City contractor, these forms will detail which leaks were found on your property and the repairs/replacements that are needed.
  3. Following the completion of the project you will sign and receive a copy of the Leak-Free Sacramento Work Completion Form from the Leak-Free Sacramento Program contracted City contractor to insure that the repairs were completed.

Program Agreement - Release of Liability

The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities (City) may deny any application that does not meet all of the Program requirements, which are set forth in the Program Terms and Conditions. The City reserves the right to alter the Program Terms and Conditions at any time, with no notice other than posting the Program requirements on the City website. The applicant agrees to allow the City to inspect the property before and after the project is undertaken, to measure the lawn area to be replaced and to confirm that the project meets the Program Terms and Conditions. The applicant certifies that the attached photos are of the landscape project installation site, accurately show the site’s current condition, and are not altered or modified. The City does not warrant or guarantee that the applicant will experience lower water bills as a result of participating in the Program. The City is not responsible for any damage that may occur to participant’s property as a result of the Program. The applicant agrees to indemnify the City, and its directors, officers, and employees, and to hold each of them harmless from and against all loss, damage, expense and liability resulting from or otherwise relating to his or her participation in the Program. By typing your name and electronic signature you agree to the terms and conditions of the program.

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