Water Conservation Program & Audits
Water conservation is an important factor in balancing our current and future needs. The Water Conservation Program is an important element in the overall water resource management efforts of the Utility. It focuses on water audits, youth and adult education, incentives and cooperative relationships that deal with current issues and research. Free water conservation audits are available to residential and commercial property owners and will provide an evaluation of irrigation and backflow systems. For questions or to schedule a free water conservation audit, contact Karn Boyce at (520) 229-5024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional conservation resources:
- AZ Municipal Water Users Assoc.
- Graywater Information
- Rain Sensor Program
- Smartscape Program
- Troubleshoot problem toilets – Check for leaks every three months. Not all leaks are audible!
- Water Harvesting
- Water Use It Wisely
- Water Ways Newsletter
- Conservation Kids Grades 1-3: For teachers
- OV High Water Use Action Plan helps you to: Understand your water bill, Read your water meter, Look for hidden water loss and identify savings opportunities, Compare your water use to the average water use in Oro Valley, Develop a high water use action plan specific to your needs and Explore further water conservation resources.
Central Arizona Project (CAP) Water
Through an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Tucson, the Town of Oro Valley began delivering CAP water in January 2012. The delivery of renewable CAP water will reduce the use of groundwater which will help protect and preserve the aquifer.
The use of reclaimed water for turf irrigation has a beneficial impact on the Utility’s ability to meet potable water demands during peak use months. In addition, non-turf irrigation uses such as landscape irrigation, construction water, dust control, car washes, street cleaning and recreational uses may also be served with reclaimed water and help reduce demands on the groundwater aquifer.