Conserve Water

More than 120,000 people who live in the Neponset Watershed get some or all of their drinking water from local sources. All water supplies are finite and it’s up to us to protect this critical and precious resource.


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.

Click below to learn more about conserving water around your home:


Fix leaks

Leaky faucets, showerheads and toilets waste thousands of gallons of water a year.


Limit Wasteful Outdoor Water Use

Summertime lawn watering uses almost 50% more water than indoor winter usage, and depletes the groundwater that sustains local streams and ecosystems.


Make Simple Changes to Your Routine

Make simple, inexpensive changes to your daily routine to save water – and money!


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.

WaterSense promolabel_blue_lookWhen 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.