Water Conservation Rebate Program

Every Drop CountsWater conservation is the practice of using water efficiently to reduce unnecessary water usage. According to the FreshWater Watch, water conservation is important because fresh clean water is a limited resource, as well as a costly one. America’s population has doubled over the last half-century, and our demand for water has tripled. Water conservation is more important than ever, and the world is looking for tips on saving water. The great news is that with just a few simple changes, you can reduce your water footprint.

Best Management Practices

Implementation of water conservation programs throughout Texas has resulted in a body of knowledge through which best management practices (BMP) have been adopted.  These BMPs are structured for delivering a conservation measure (or series of measures) that is useful, proven, cost-effective, and generally accepted among conservation experts.

In Texas, water conservation BMPs are designed to fit into the State's water resource planning process as one alternative to meet future water needs.  Each BMP structure has several elements that describe:

  • Cost-Effectiveness Considerations
  • Efficiency Measures
  • Implementation Techniques
  • References to Assist End-Users in Implementation
  • Schedule of Implementation
  • Scope
  • Water Savings Estimating Procedures

Individual Efforts

Sources of Water Consumption

The majority of household water use comes from:

  • Baths
  • Faucets
  • Leaks
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing Machines

What you can do to save water is fairly simple.

Conservation Tips

These water-saving tips will result in less water usage and less money from your pocket:

  • Check for leaks and repair them promptly.
  • Don't run water as you shave or brush your teeth.
  • Look for energy-efficient washers, dishwashers, sprinklers and even shower heads.
  • Only launder full loads. The same goes for your dishes; only run full loads.
  • Put something in your toilet bowl to reduce the amount of water for each flush or, even better, buy energy-efficient toilets which use less water.
  • Use an irrigation system and water early mornings, not in the heat of the day.

Rebate Program

If you make changes to your home or business to increase the water-efficiency and lessen the amount of water used, you can apply for a rebate from the City of Shenandoah.  All rebate applications must be received within 30 days of the completion of the qualified improvement.