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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. We surpassed this goal early, dropping our water usage to 127 gallons by 2017. Click here to see a graph of Water Usage.

Water 2120, the 100 year water conservation plan recently adopted by our board set a more ambitious goal for conservation, of 110 gpcd. The current gpcd is 128, so a reduction of about 1 gallon per person per day each year is all that we need to reach the goal. We feel confident that with your help, we will succeed.

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  • Replace outdated fixtures like toilets, washers, and showerheads.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.

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.

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