Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand for water. This stretches our supplies farther, and protects places like the greater Maumee River watershed. Using less water also puts less pressure on sewage treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
Northwest Ohio is experiencing changing water conditions and has an increased need to protect and conserve our water supply, in order to address short-term drought conditions and ensure future availability. All of our District’s water supply comes from the Maumee River and City of Defiance reservoir. Now, as always, it is important to be environmentally responsible and to use water conservatively.