Protect Our Water

Conservation is essential, even in the land of 10,000 lakes. For example, in parts of the metropolitan area, groundwater is being used faster than it can be replaced. Some agricultural regions in Minnesota are vulnerable to drought, which can affect crop yields and municipal water supplies.

We must use our water wisely. Below are some tips to help you and your family conserve—and save money in the process.

  • Fix running toilets. They can waste hundreds of gallons of water
  • Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Shower instead of a bath. Bathing uses more water than showering on average.
  • Only run a full load of laundry, and set the washing machine to the correct water level.
  • Only run the dishwasher when it's full
  • Use water-efficient appliances (Look for the WaterSense Label)
  • Use water-friendly landscaping, such as native plants.
  • When you do water your yard, water slowly, deeply, and less frequently. Water early in the morning and close to the ground.

For water conservation information check out these websites: