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Water Conservation

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Water is an essential component of life itself. In order to ensure its availability, while saving you money at the same time, it is crucial that everyone practice good water conservation, especially in times of drought. Charlottesville Water encourages every citizen to follow these tips on easy ways to save.

Save Water and Save Money: Check out our Rebates & Incentives

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 FREE Water Conservation Kit  $100 WaterSense Toilet Rebate  $30 Rain Barrel Rebate

Learn How to Save Water!

Check out our Programs and Resources page for information on how to save water in the home, outside, at your business, at school, and during a drought!

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Upcoming Water Conservation News & Events

Earth Day at City Hall: April 22nd - Status To Be Determined

Rivanna RiverFest & Fix a Leak Family 5K: May 3rd at Rivanna River Company - CANCELED

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 Imagine A Day Without Water 

Can you imagine a day without water?  The City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority are hosting an event and art contest open to Grades K - 12 in the City and County.

For more information go to the Imagine a Day without Water Campaign's Website: CLICK HERE

 Winners Announced for the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest! 

We are excited to announce our 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners! Thank you to all that participated and supported this contest, and helping show why we must value water and "only use what we need"!
Contest winners and all participants will be honored at our Awards Ceremony scheduled for December 2nd at 5:30pm at Albemarle County Service Authority's Board Room (168 Spotnap Road).

2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Winners 


1st – 2nd Grade: Lucy Sutton, Burnley Moran Elementary, Grade 2


3rd – 4th Grade: Timothy Choo, Baker-Butler Elementary, Grade 3


5th – 6th Grade: Beatrice Mitchell, Crozet Elementary, Grade 5

7th – 8th Grade: Emily Zhu, Sutherland Middle School, Grade 8

Fan Favorite: Manan Jani, Burley Middle School, Grade 6

Teacher Winners are: Jaylen Crist (Crozet Elementary), Betsy Agee (Crozet Elementary), Sarah Healy (Greer Elementary), Lily Brookman (Jackson-Via Elementary)

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Imagine of the top 40 from the 2019 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

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More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted each year from household leaks. Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year (that is the amount of water needed to was 270 loads of laundry). 

Detect and Chase Down Leaks with this Checklist!

Save water in your house by following these 3 simple steps:

CHECK: for leaks from faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check your toilets for silent leaks using a leak detection dye tablet Don't forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too!

TWIST: and tighten hose & pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.

REPLACE: fixtures as necessary with WaterSense labeled products, which are independently certified to use 20% less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

Water fixtures (faucet aerators and showerheads) and water saving resources (leak detection dye tablets) are free for City Residents. Contact the Water Efficiency Program Coordinator or pick some up at City Hall.

For more information on how to save water in your home, check our our Programs & Resources Page!

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Charlottesville Water (434) 970-3800
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