NWPA’s existing water supply challenges will continue to grow unless additional conservation measures are taken. Regardless of a community’s location or source of water, water efficiency and conservation is a critical strategy to maintain our long-term supply.
As outlined in Water 2050, foundational water conservation strategies include annual water loss audits, full-cost pricing to set appropriate water rates based on infrastructure need, water reuse and conservation programs, and universal metering to accurately account and charge for water usage.
WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water.
WaterSense partners are ambassadors spreading the water-efficiency message. Becoming a WaterSense partner is free and offers exclusive member-only resources, networking opportunities, and branding. NWPA encourages all member communities to become WaterSense partners.
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Household Water Efficiency Brochure
Water 2050 Bill Inserts
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC)
Northeastern Illinois Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard
The Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard includes searchable rate structures for different utilities across the seven-county Chicagoland region.