Why Conserve Water?
We have some of the least expensive water in Oregon. Why should I conserve water?
Yes, rainfall is abundant this side of the Cascade Range for most of the year, but not in the summer. Water consumption typically doubles during the summer months because of outdoor water uses. Water conservation means using our water wisely and being a good steward of this precious resource.
Saving water will save you money.
Conserving water saves you money on your water bill. If everyone conserves, less money is required to develop new supplies and expand and upgrade water infrastructure. Using less water also puts less pressure on our sewage treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
There are many uses for the same water.
Fresh water is basic to life, and the competition for it is stiff. Local rainfall must meet the growing demands of industry, agriculture, recreation, sanitation, firefighting, landscaping, power generation, fish flows and the environment.
A few simple efforts can reap big rewards.
Most water conservation ideas require a minimal amount of effort. Being aware of your water use, and knowing simple ways to help save water will go a long way in responsible water stewardship.