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!

2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest

SAVE THE DATES!2023 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest Image

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!

Important Dates:

  • 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)

2022 Water Conservation Highlight Report Numbers on Water Fixtures

Create Your Better Yard & Save Water!

Check out our Online Article on Charlottesville Family to help you find the water-saving landscape that fits your family's lifestyle (LINK)

Your Better Yard Banner

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

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.

2022 WaterSense Logo Sustained Excellence

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.

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

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

2022 WaterSense Logo Sustained Excellence