Learning to Save Water
Water Authority customers must reduce per capita water consumption under state permit requirements for the San Juan-Chama Drinking Water Project. As a condition of using the water, the community must achieve a per-capita daily usage of 155 gallons by 2024. Click here to see a graph of Water Usage vs. Rainfall 1989-1009.Click here to see a graph of Water Usage and Rainfall 1989 - 2009.
Although our water usage was 252 gallons per person per day (pppd) in 1994, we have already reduced our usage down to 159 gallons pppd in 2009 - a difference of 93 gallons pppd in only 15 years! We feel sure that we can do better than minimum requirements mandated by the Office of the State Engineer and can get our usage down to 150 gallons pppd by 2014.
Visit these sites to learn about ways you can help:
- Replace outdated fixtures like toilets, washers, and showerheads. We give indoor rebates to help you with the cost.
Speakers are also available for your community groups or civic organizations. Call Katherine Yuhas at 768-3633.
If you would like to know more about where your water comes from and where it goes when you are finished with it, visit our digital tour of Albuquerque's Water System.