Water conservation is an important practice and a smart financial decision for many reasons, including:
Good Stewardship: We each need to do our part to use water wisely to ensure an adequate supply for growing human and environmental needs. Many Bellevue customers have already found ways to do their part by repairing leaks, updating plumbing fixtures and appliances, and adopting water-smart habits.
Supplies Are Limited: While nature's capacity to produce water seems limitless, our supply of clean, safe drinking water is not. Abundant precipitation generally falls only from autumn until spring. During the summer when water use peaks, however, we rely on minimal rain and snowmelt. As our region grows, the demands on our water supply continue to grow. Conservation stretches our current supply until new water resources are developed.
Conserving Saves Money: Conservation can help you control your utility costs. Many actions, such as taking shorter showers, are free and easy to do. Other actions, such as buying a resource-efficient washing machine, will cost money upfront but will more than pay for themselves in a few years. Many measures can lower wastewater and energy costs too.