What is Water Conservation?

Quick Answer:

Water conservation is the reduction in use of water through a variety of methods. Most households waste water through inefficient plumbing, leaks, clothes washing machines, and over watering the landscape.

It is estimated that about 30% of total household water use is outdoors. Of that 30%, 40 to 70% is used to irrigate the landscape; a staggering 9 billion gallons of water used per day.                                              





Conserving water will:

  • Reduce pollution of water bodies and aquifers
  • Increase energy savings by reducing use of electricity to pump water
  • Increase monetary savings by reducing the water bill
  • Create more efficient use of water resources
  • Reduce the need for future water rationing

Additional Resources:

Water Sense: An EPA Partnership Program
Why Conserve Water


Colorado – Water Conservation in and around the Home
Utah – Home (Indoor) Water Conservation


Missouri – Water-efficient Gardening and Landscaping


Massachusetts – Efficient Outdoor Watering 


Florida – Home Irrigation and Landscape Combinations for Water Conservation in Florida
South Carolina – Water Smart Landscaping 
Arkansas – Water Conservation: Tips for Landscaping