Every Drop Counts. Use Water Wisely.
Water Conservation is an environmentally sound way to protect water resources for the benefit of TCPUD customers and the public, ensuring the continued supply and reliability of drinking water as well as providing capacity for fire suppression.
The TCPUD is committed to Making Water Conservation a Regular Way of Life. This means encouraging, and sometimes enforcing, practices to reduce excess water usage. The TCPUD Board formalized this with the adoption of Ordinance 288 – Water Conservation and Drought Response Standards which maintains water conservation requirements in drought response stages of severity, and includes:
Stage 1 - Normal Conditions
Stage 2 - Significant Water Shortage
Stage 3 - Severe Water Shortage
Stage 4 - Water Shortage Emergency
Currently, TCPUD is in Stage 1 – Normal Conditions, which applies to all TCPUD water service areas and requires water conservation measures that include but are not limited to:
- Repairing water leaks
- Preventing water runoff
- Using automatic shutoff valves and nozzles when cleaning vehicles and other outdoor surfaces
- Installing low-flow plumbing fixtures in new and retrofit construction for residential, commercial, and public structures
- Winterizing landscape irrigation and adhering to specific irrigation times of day, precipitation, and low temperature occurrences.
Water is essential for many things but there are also many, simple ways to reduce the amount of water use. Even the simplest changes to daily routines can have a significant impact. By Making Conservation a Way of Life, we can save water, replenish underground aquifers, prepare for the uncertainties of climate change, and minimize the harmful effects of drought.
Try some of these water conservation measures:
Water Conservation Measure Water Savings
Fix leaky faucets and toilets 110 gallons/month
Install low flow showerheads* 15 gallons/ten minutes
Run full loads of laundry 15-45 gallons/month
Shutoff when brushing teeth/doing dishes 10 gallons/day
Install aerators on faucets* 1.2 gallons/day
Install water efficient appliances 13,000 gallons/year
Use shutoff valves and nozzles for outdoor water use* 15,000 gallons/year
* These items are included in TCPUD’s FREE Water Conservation Kit – visit us today to get yours!
Water Efficiency Rebates
Be sure to also take advantage of the TCPUD water efficiency rebate program for water efficient toilets, dishwashers, clothes washers, and smart irrigation controls. Rebates up to $100 are available per appliance/fixture. Find out more here,