Why and how to conserve water

The Twin Cities is growing and the demand for water continues to increase.  There is enough water in the short-term, but long-term projections predict potentially significant impacts to aquifers if water continues to be consumed at current rates.

There is hope. Residents, businesses, water suppliers, and elected officials can all learn to use water more efficiently to ensure we have enough water in the future. Learn more about water issues in the news, the sources of water in each community, ideas for water conservation, and more.

Learn why water conservation is so important by selecting the infographics below, then get started with the WATER CONSERVATION TOOLBOX. 

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Water Supply and Conservation Talk in the News

Events That Led to Flint’s Water Crisis

A timeline of the decisions that led to today’s situation Link to story
Source: New York Times

Santa Barbara Takes a Second Shot at Desalination

Will El Niño impact the city’s decision to diversify its water supply? Link to story
Source: Marketplace.org

Rebates Available for Water Saving Fixtures

White Bear Lake and White Bear Township residents become more water efficient Link to story
Source: White Bear Press