Share & Bookmark, Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Pressure on Skagit PUD’s water resources comes from many sources, including population growth, in-stream flows (protecting fish, wildlife, and recreation), and business needs. Water systems using their water efficiently allow growth in their communities and water for other environmental uses. Efficient water use helps ensure reliable water supplies are available for our customers.

Water Use Efficiency

5-minute Shower TimerIn 2007, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) established a Water Use Efficiency Program to ensure efficient operation and water systems management. With it came new requirements that require municipal water suppliers to set conservation goals and report annually on their performance to customers and the DOH.

The PUD established measurable water-saving goals through a public forum process for its distribution system's supply and demand sides. These goals provide a benchmark for achievement and significantly define the success of the PUD’s water use efficiency program.

The goals are as follows:

  1. Save a cumulative total of 6 million gallons of water during the goal period.

  2. Reduce distribution system leakage to 10% or less of total water produced yearly.

Water Use Efficiency measures:

  • Public Outreach
  • Indoor Retrofit Kits 
  • Shower Timers
  • School Outreach
  • Toilet Leak Kits
  • Soil Moisture Meters
  • Rain Barrel Program
  • System Leak Detection & Repair
  • Bill Showing Consumption History
  • Large Meter Testing