Why Conserve Drinking Water?
Conserving and using water more efficiently can reduce the amount of water treated to drinking water standards. Reducing the amount of treated water used by the community can add resiliency to and ease demands on the drinking water system. Although expenditures are required to maintain our water infrastructure, conserving water may also help defer the need for major new water supply facilities.
Could customers limit lawn watering to certain times of day or days of the week to reduce the demand on the system?
Could customers conserve more water and use water more efficiently?
Could the utility invest in the water system to reduce main breaks and water loss due to leaks in the system?
Yes. The conservation message will be better received by the utility's customers if they utility itself is engaging in and showing leadership by improving water supply efficiency. A water loss audit in accordance with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) methods provides a solid framework to focus water conservation efforts within the drinking water system.