Water Conservation


Why Should You Conserve Water?

Water is one of the Earth's most essential resources. All life depends on it. Eighty percent of Earth is covered with water but, only 3 percent is fresh water. Of that freshwater less than 1 percent of all water is available for human consumption; the rest is salty ocean water, or freshwater that is bound up in glaciers and polar ice caps. People use up our planet's fresh water faster than it can naturally be replenished.

  • When you use water wisely, you save money. Your family pays for the water you use. If you use less water, you'll have more money left to spend on other things.
  • When you use water wisely, you save energy. You save the energy that your water supplier uses to treat and move water to you, and the energy your family uses to heat your water.
  • When you use water wisely, you help the environment. The less water you send down the drain, the more there is available for drinking water and you save water for plants and animals.


Bring Water Conservation Home! City of Elkhart's Public Works and Utilities Department offers City water customers free water-saving devices, including water-efficient shower heads, faucet aerators, toilet water tank displacement devices and leak detection tablets.  This kit is free for all City of Elkhart water customers and $15 for non-city water customers or for additional kits.  For more information, please call the Elkhart Public Works and Utilities at 574-293-2572.


Check out these website for more information on how YOU can conserve water:

Water - Use It Wisely

USEPA WaterSense

Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District




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