Public and Consumer Education Programs

Educating the public is a necessary facet of every successful consumer water conservation program. Conservation programs are implemented for a variety of different reasons, but the successful program efforts all share common attributes. The key goals of a public education program are to inform and educate customers on the following:

  • The reasons water conservation is necessary.
  • The benefits of conserving water.
  • The risks and liabilities to the community’s water system of not conserving water.
  • The actions needed to achieve the water conservation goals.

Long term water conservation is dependent upon customers replacing their inefficient appliances and plumbing fixtures. Public education on water conservation helps customers to make smarter decisions when purchasing new products or replacing old fixtures and appliances