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!
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).
2021 Winners Announced!
Judges from the City, ACSA, and RWSA evaluated the artwork for creativity, originality, and incorporation of the contest’s theme. Of the 224 poster entries received from youth in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, one winner was chosen from each of five grade divisions. In addition, the top 63 entries were available to the public to view online and vote for a favorite art entry; with 1033 total online votes, a fan favorite was selected. All six winners will receive a $200 gift card and a water conservation goodie bag.
City of Charlottesville Receives a 2021 WaterSense Sustained excellence Award!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the City of Charlottesville with a 2021 WaterSense Sustained Award, the highest level of program recognition, for its dedication to helping the community save water, even with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Read more about the City's Water Conservation efforts to receive this award in their news 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.