Water Conservation

This winter, be sure to protect your pipes from freezing. Cold weather can burst your waterlines causing extensive damage to your home. Be sure to disconnect hoses, place insulated covers on your outdoor faucets, keep your garage door closed (especially at night), and insulate your water lines in cooler areas, such as in the garage or by outside walls. You’ll be glad you did!

What does the Water Conservation Program do?

Free Water Check-Ups for homes and businesses: Water Conservation Staff will come to your residence or business and do a free assessment of all water fixtures. We'll suggest ways you can save water and even give FREE replacement parts like aerators and showerheads. We'll also help you assess for leaks and try to figure out why you might have gotten a REALLY HIGH water bill. Call us to set up an appointment: (928) 213-2116.

Low Water Landscape Rebate Program: You can replace your lawn or your business's lawn with low-water-use plants that are locally available and well-suited to this environment. We will help you assess water savings and provide suggestions for which low water plants might best suit your landscape.

Residential Rebates: Replace your old toilets and save thousands of gallons every year! New WaterSense models use very little water thus saving you money and water. We've got FREE sink aerators, and showerheads too! You can also get a rebate for installing a 1000+ gallon rainwater harvesting tank! One inch of rain will provide 600 gallons of water for every 1,000 square feet of roof!

Commercial RebatesBusinesses can take advantage of a menu of pre-approved, highly water efficient technologies. Of if you've got another project in mind, we'll do a pay-for-performance customized rebate program at a rate of $0.05 per gallon saved!

Local businesses can be part of our Water Wise Business Certification Program Flagstaff businesses can show their customers how they are a water conserving business. We'll walk you through the certification process and then brag about you on social media!

The Rainwater Container Program re-purposes containers used in water treatment and other local industries for rain catchment. We retrofit 55-gallon barrels and 270-gallon totes (plastic cube containers) with spigots so you can use these to collect rainwater. You can sign up to get on the waiting list by filling out this form. Be warned - the wait may be long!

Join Flagstaff Conserve2Enhance a unique local program that connects water savings to community action. Your donations, based on water savings, provide funding for enhancement projects in Flagstaff.

Do you know about Flagstaff's watering rules? Each summer, we have friendly Water Conservation Staff out on bikes, checking on commercial and residential irrigators, and enforcing the rules if needed. Be sure to irrigate on the days corresponding to your address!

Education Programs: The Water Conservation Program has great partnerships to bring water conservation to our young folks. We host a Water Festival annually and provide support for AZ's Project WET Teacher Professional Development Workshops.

Water Awareness Month: Each April we enthusiastically celebrate all things water conservation with an art contest and show, outreach events around town, videos, pledges, and of course - lots of free prizes to help you save water.

We're currently working on a Strategic Plan for the Water Conservation ProgramMore details and links to events and surveys will be posted to the Strategic Plan page regularly.

Track your water use by accessing your account to see your water consumption throughout the year.

Check out all the amazing Tips and Resources we have to help you save water! 

Since 1988, the City of Flagstaff’s Water Conservation Program has helped customers reduce their water use by 50%!

Flagstaff citizens use about 91 gallons of water per person per day*. Although we have done a great job in reducing our water consumption over the past few decades, we can — and should — do more. 

* Per-capita water use is calculated by adding all of the water consumed for commercial, industrial, and residential needs and dividing by the total population 

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