Water Conservation

Water conservation means using our water wisely and being a good steward of this precious resource. 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.

We have some of the least expensive water in Oregon. 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. That’s why it is important to conserve water all year long.

If everyone conserves, less money is required to develop new sources and expand and upgrade water infrastructure. That means conserving water saves you money on your water bill, plus 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.

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