Why do we need to conserve water?
It is important to protect and conserve water because it is a precious, limited resource. Only 1% of all of the world's water is drinkable. You use water for basic necessities such as sanitation and cooking, and also for discretionary uses such as lawn watering, car washing and filling swimming pools. Water utilities must remain within certain legal limits as to how much water they can draw from their supply sources.

Increased population pressures place a greater demand on water resources. Conserving water means more water is available in the environment for fish and wildlife. Using water wisely ensures that we have a sufficient water supply for ourselves and for future generations.

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1. How is conservation reflected in my water rates?
2. Why do we need to conserve water?
3. Does saving water in the home really make a difference?
4. How much do I need to water my lawn to keep it green?