Conserve Water

water conservation

More than 120,000 people who live in the Neponset Watershed get some or all of their drinking water from local sources. Working with municipalities and residents, NepRWA helps to protect this critical and precious resource.

Fix Leaks to Stop Water Waste

Thousands of gallons of water a year are wasted due to leaky faucets, showerheads and toilets. Learn how to fix leaks and start saving water – and money!

Plan Landscapes and Gardens for Weather Extremes

Summertime lawn watering uses almost 50% more water than indoor winter usage, and depletes the groundwater that sustains local streams and ecosystems. Planning your landscape with consideration for varying climate conditions will help to conserve water, and potentially save you unnecessary expense.

Upgrade to Water Efficient Appliances

Advances in plumbing technology and design mean that faucets, showers, and toilets can use significantly less water than standard models while still delivering the rinse, spray, and flush you expect.

When replacing water appliances, make sure to look for the WaterSense labelWaterSense is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program designed to encourage water efficiency in the United States through the use of a special label on consumer products. WaterSense is to water appliances, what Energystar is to electrical items.

IMPORTANT: Many water departments in the Neponset Watershed encourage water efficiency by offering rebates for water efficient toilets and clothes washers, and by offering free water efficient showerheads and faucet aerators.  Check with your Water Department prior to making a purchase to see what they offer.

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