Washington Water Service takes water conservation seriously.
- Water is used every day to meet the growing demands of business, industry, the environment, and individual people. A clean, reliable water supply costs money to maintain and manage. There is more to clean water than just turning on the tap!
- Water conservation can save money on water and utility bills and reduce the costs for sewer and septic services. Saving water today will ensure that an adequate and clean water supply exists tomorrow.
- Water makes up approximately 67% of the mass in our bodies. Water keeps our blood, bones, and brains healthy, and it helps with digestion of food and the elimination of waste from our bodies. Clean water is essential to keeping every person healthy and alive.
- Water conservation is important to the entire planet. People, plants, animals, trees, and fish depend on water for their survival. Salmon are a good example of a species that is severely threatened by inadequate supplies of cold, clean water. Efficient use of water is critical to a healthy, safe, and clean environment.
Each one of us routinely makes personal decisions regarding how much water we use. On average, most people use approximately 80 gallons of water per day. Taking action to use our resources wisely will ensure that we all have enough fresh drinking water for the environment, future generations, and ourselves.
Washington Water Service, the Washington State Department of Health, and other local organizations and groups offer a number of fact sheets and tips on various conservation-related topics to help customers learn to use water wisely. Many of these are listed on the Conservation Resources page.