Water Conservation

Effective May 20, 2023, TCPUD is in Stage 1 – Normal Conditions, which applies to all TCPUD water service areas.

Every Drop Counts. Use Water Wisely.

The TCPUD is committed to Making Water Conservation a Regular Way of Life and encourages all customers to implement water conservation measures. Learn more about current Stage 1 response standards in Ordinance 304. 

TCPUD's ongoing water conservation requirements in effect:


  • Repairing water leaks. Visit How to Check For and Repair Water Leaks for more information.
  • Preventing water runoff
  • Using automatic shutoff valves and nozzles when cleaning vehicles and other outdoor surfaces
  • Installing low-flow plumbing fixtures in new and retrofit construction for residential, commercial, and public structures
  • Winterizing landscape irrigation and adhering to specific irrigation times of day, precipitation, and low temperature occurrences.

Implementing water conservation measures is an environmentally sound way to protect and conserve our water resources and ensure the continued supply and reliability of drinking water as well as providing capacity for fire suppression.

Try these water conservation measures to help conserve our water resources:


Water Conservation Measures and Water Savings

  • Use mulch around trees and plants: 750 to 1,500 gallons/month
  • Water during cool parts of the day: 300 gallons/month
  • Minimize watering lawns on windy days: 300 gallons per watering
  • Set mower blades one notch higher: 500 to 1,500 gallons/month
  • Replace lawns with drought tolerant plants: 5,000 to 20,000 gallons/month
  • Fix leaky faucets and toilets: 110 gallons/month
  • Install low flow showerheads*: 15 gallons/ten minutes
  • Run full loads of laundry: 15-45 gallons/month
  • Shutoff when brushing teeth/doing dishes: 10 gallons/day
  • Install aerators on faucets*: 1.2 gallons/day
  • Install water efficient appliances: 13,000 gallons/year
  • Use shutoff valves and nozzles for outdoor water use*: 15,000 gallons/year

* These items are included in TCPUD’s FREE Water Conservation Kit – visit us today to get yours!

Rebates Available!

Be sure to also take advantage of the TCPUD water efficiency rebate program for water efficient toilets, dishwashers, clothes washers and smart irrigation controls.  Rebates up to $100 are available per appliance/fixture. 

Water Efficiency Rebates

For more resources on water conservation, visit:

Save Our Water

For additional questions call 530-580-6282 or email us