Step 7 Continued: Utilities


There are several water providers within the City of Sacramento. Please visit this webpage to find your specific water provider:

        Water Providers >>


Within the City, there are two sewer providers: The City of Sacramento or Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD).

The City of Sacramento sewer billing will be combined with the primary residence.

    Sacramento Area Sewer District >>

    City of Sacramento Department of Utilities >>

Garbage and Recycling

The City of Sacramento is the solid waste provider for garbage and recycling. The ADU may use the primary residences' garbage bins or can request separate container bins. Visit the City's Recycling and Solid Waste webpage for more information:

    City of Sacramento Recycling and Solid Waste >>

Electric and Gas

Beginning January 1, 2023, all new residential construction under three stories must be fully electric. The City Council adopted a new Building Electrification Ordinance as part of a comprehensive building electrification strategy intended to take action on climate change.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

The electric provider for the Sacramento region is the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). SMUD offers a step-by-step guide for new power connections, which can be found online here:

    Step-by-Step Guide for New Power Connections >>

SMUD also created an Accessory Dwelling Unit handout that provides useful information on ADUs and electrical service. This handout can be downloaded here:

    ADUs and Electrical Service >>

It is highly advised that you coordinate with SMUD early in the planning stages to verify any constraints that may dictate the site planning and layout.

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

The gas provided for the Sacramento region is Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). For questions about residential building and renovations, visit PG&E’s online homeowner resource here:

    PG&E Homeowner Resources Page >>

Step 7: Landlord and Tenant Resources

Learn more about lease types and resources and programs for landlords and tenants.