Water Conservation

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.

Water Conservation Program Highlights

Water Conservation Kit and Toilet Flapper Image

Free Water Conservation Kits!

Comes with WaterSense labeled showerheads, WaterSense labeled faucet aerators, toilet leak detection dye tabs, and more! 

Toilet bowl flushing money to promote WaterSense Toilet Rebate

$100 WaterSense Toilet Rebate!

Replace your older style toilet with a WaterSense labeled one & get a $100 rebate!

Rain Barrel Rebate

$30 Rain Barrel Rebate

Install a rain barrel in your yard and get a $30 rebate for helping saving water outdoors!

2022 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

2022 Imagine a Day without Water Header

Charlottesville Water Conservation Program Receives Regional Recognition in Public Information

Virginia American Water Works Association 2022 Awards

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.

Read more in our News and Events Section (LINK).

Rain Barrel Photo Contest!

Thank you to everyone that submitted rain barrels and voted!

Rain Barrel Photo Contest Winners:

  • Lise Stoessel (most votes)
  • Desi Allevato
  • Erika Rydergaard

Check our our Contest Website: https://rainbarrel.lndg.page/d1zdfR

Rain Barrel Photo Contest Announcement

2021 Program Highlight- Events


2021 Program highlights

Learn about all the great work that came out of the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program in 2021 in our program highlight report (PDF).


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. 

Check Out EWMP's Activity Sheets (Link)!


2020 Summer Activity Sheet I Pledge to Save Energy and Water ImageCharlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program Winter Outreach Action List (PNG)General Announcement of CCS 2021 Spring Focus


2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award (PNG)