Conservation & Rebates
Why Conserve Water?
It’s Always Raining In Oregon. Why Should I Conserve Water?
You wouldn't leave your faucet on if it’s not in use would you? Essentially, that’s what wasting water does. With a leak or when you waste water, you’re paying for water that you’re not using. While it may not seem like much, it all adds up!
Water Is A Precious Resource
Have you thought about how water gets to your faucet? It takes a lot of resources to bring treated water from the lakes, rivers and groundwater to each one of our customers all day, every day. Because it costs money to bring this treated water to you, using water efficiently allows us to plan your water supplies better, saving us (and you) money.
Many Uses Creates The Need To Share
We use water in many different places in our every day life, including drinking, recreation, firefighting, industry, and almost everything else we do. Using water wisely helps us manage our resources effectively so we have water for all our different uses.
High Summer Use Creates Need For Conservation
Water use typically more than doubles during the summer because of outdoor water use. When a lot of people increase their water use during the same time period, “summer peaking” occurs. High water use during short periods of time is a concern because we are using stored water from reservoirs faster than rain replaces it.
You still pay for each drop of water in your home, whether you use it or not. By using water wisely and eliminating leaks, the extra water you save means money in your pocket.