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.
Our District wishes to remind its customers how vital water conservation is to our community. It is never appropriate to waste a natural resource like water. By encouraging appreciation of the value of our water, and educating consumers on efficient water use and conservation practices, we help to ensure a sustainable water supply both now and in the future. If we all work together, we can make a difference.
Another reason to conserve is that “saving water saves energy!” For your personal energy bill, using less hot water saves on water heating. On the flip side, saving energy and using alternative energy saves water—electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation. Learn about water conservation tips or ideas by following the link below.