What does water conservation mean?
as defined by the Alberta Water Council, is:
- Any beneficial reduction in water use, loss or
- Water management practices that improve the use of
water resources to benefit people or the environment.
Water conservation can be reached through education, awareness, and the use of best practices.
Why is water conservation important?
Water is not only a resource, it is a life source. We all share the responsibility to ensure a healthy, secure and sustainable water supply for our communities, environment and economy (AB Government, Water for Life Strategy).
What are some ways to conserve water in your home, community, and workplace?
On a large scale, it may seem like we have a lot of water to use. What happens when this supply runs out? There are many ways that we can reduce our water use within our own homes and yards. See some ways below!
- Low Flush Toilets and Low Flow Showerheads
- Reduce/replace dripping taps and pipes
- Limit showers to 3-4 minutes
- Full dishwasher and washer when a load is done
- Reuse rainwater with rain barrels for your garden, lawn, and birds! These may be available at any local hardware store.
There multiple other ways to conserve water, check them out below! If you have any suggestions to add to the list, please email H20inquiries@lethbridge.ca.
Outdoor water conservation Indoor water conservation
Check out water saving tips from Team Coco in California! Alberta Water Portal shared this because although Albertans are not the intended audience, conserving water should be a priority, no matter where you are. The videos are also quite funny! Check them our here!
Are you wondering how much water you use compared to your neighbourhood average?
Compare your Summer Water Bill to your neighbourhood average.
Programs in Lethbridge to promote stormwater conservation
The City of Lethbridge has partnered with the Oldman Watershed Council Prairie Urban Garden Project (PUG), who provide advice on native plants and landscaping opportunities that reduce the amount of water, while still maintaining a beautiful, enjoyable yard.
The Yellow Fish Road Program helps to create awareness about storm drain pollution and how the community can help to conserve the quality of the Oldman River.
The Adopt-A-Stormdrain program allows community members to adopt a stormdrain near their home, business or school. The goal is to keep the stormdrain clean of debris, so storm3water can keep flowing, and so we can keep pollution out of our stormdrains.
The Gutter Buddy Program encourages residents to keep their storm drains and gutters free of debris. Become a part of the clean up crew today!
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