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. The City has developed a comprehensive water conservation program to encourage and enable every citizen to save water.
Check out all that is happening with the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program in the community.
Fixing leaks can significantly save water. Learn why it is important to Fix a Leak and all about our Fix a Leak Campaign initiatives including our Fix a Leak Family 5K.
Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Learn about our Imagine a Day without Water Campaign and annual Art Contest!
Our Water Conservation Program has information and resources tailored to your needs here in Charlottesville.
Find rebates and incentives for saving water including our $100 WaterSense toilet rebate, our $30 rain barrel rebate, and FREE water saving fixtures and resources.
Comes with WaterSense labeled showerheads, WaterSense labeled faucet aerators, toilet leak detection dye tabs, and more!
Replace your older style toilet with a WaterSense labeled one & get a $100 rebate!
2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest
SAVE THE DATES!
We are excited to announce our 9th annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest this Fall!
Theme: Tell us your Action to Save Water!
- Accepting Art Entries: October 16th - November 13th (5:00pm ET)
- National Imagine a Day without Water Day: October 19th
- Fan Favorite Voting: November 27th - December 6th (5:00pm ET)
- Winners Announced: December 13th
Learn more about the Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest and Campaign (LINK)
2022 Water Conservation Highlight Report
Read about all the wonderful updates and accomplishments the Water Conservation Program has tackled in 2022 in our 2022 Water Conservation Highlight Report (PDF).
Create Your Better Yard & Save Water!
For more information on how to have Your Better Yard, check out our materials on saving water outside (LINK).
Charlottesville Water Conservation Program Receives Regional Recognition in Public Information and Recognition from the WaterSense Program
The Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association (VA AWWA) recognized the City of Charlottesville Water Conservation Program with two 2022 Public Information Awards in the water awareness and education and the social media categories.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the City of Charlottesville with a 2022 WaterSense Sustained Award, the highest level of program recognition, for its dedication to helping the community save water.
Check out how to save water & energy
The Water Conservation Program supports the City's Energy and Water Management Program (EWMP), which works to save energy and water in City managed facilities. The EWMP develop quarterly outreach to Charlottesville City School students to help them develop good behaviors to save water and energy at school.