Water Conservation

The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) encourages ratepayers to conserve water by offering incentive programs and water conservation education/outreach.


Why Conservation Matters

- When we conserve water, we are helping to ensure a reliable water supply for current and future residents and businesses.

- Conservation practices help ensure that local streams have adequate flows, an essential component of healthy aquatic habitats.

- Water and wastewater treatment processes are energy-intensive; concurrently, power plants require a tremendous amount of process water. The point at which water and energy requirements are intertwined is called the Water/Energy Nexus. By using less water for daily activities – whether that is bathing, toilet flushing, or using process water in commercial operations – we both save water on the treatment end and we use less electricity.

Conserving water helps those who live “downstream” – and ultimately we all live downstream.

For tips on water conservation, click on: You can also visit the EPA WaterSense Web site for landscaping tips, kids' conservation activities, and information about efficient water fixtures.


Multifamily Toilet Rebate
Guidelines for condo owners who want a toilet rebate
Multifamily Toilet Rebate Program
Multifamily Recycling Guidelines
Multifamily Toilet Rebate Application.pdf

Single Family Toilet Rebate
Residential Toilet Rebate

Water Conservation
Tap Water vs Bottled Water
Water Saver Kits
Watering Restrictions
Rainwater Harvesting

Additional Resources
Water/Energy Information, et al