"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry"
Thomas Fuller - Gnomologia - 1732
Where Does it all Go?
This is a colorful pie chart with the title, "Where Does It All Go, Indoor Water Use Chart." These figures are represented in the pie chart: Toilet - 26.7%, Clothes Washer - 21.7%, Shower - 16.8%, Faucet - 15.7%, Leak - 13.7%, Other domestic - 2.2%, Bath - 1.7%, Dishwasher - 1.4%.
*Chart courtesy of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority.
FYI - A typical home with water efficient fixtures can save approximately 30,000 gallons of water per year.
Voluntary Water Conservation Tips
-Water grass/landscapes early in the morning or late in the evening to prevent water lost to evaporation.
-Water deeply and less frequently to encourage healthy root growth.
-Consider installing drip irrigation for landscapes.
-Use a broom or rake to clean hard surfaces instead of water.
-Ensure your washing machine and dishwasher are full to capacity before running the load.
2020 Drought Management Plan
The PAWSD Board of Directors adopted the updated Drought Management Plan in 2020 & a Water Conservation Plan was adopted in 2008. The Water Conservation Plan was approved by the State in December 2008.
Located at the headwaters of the San Juan Basin and Stollsteimer Creek watersheds, the PAWSD service area enjoys some of the cleanest naturally-occurring water in the state, uncontaminated by upstream wastewater discharge, industrial pollution, energy and mineral extraction activities or mine tailings.
It’s your watershed, please help us protect it. You may be asking, what is a watershed? Well, it is exactly what the name implies. A watershed is defined as an area of land where the majority of the water drains into the nearby streams, rivers or creeks.
It is similar to a large catch basin. As development and growth continue to affect our area, protection will be paramount in the preservation of this natural resource.
PAWSD has completed a Source Water Protection Plan that will address protection needs and mechanisms to continue to insure safe, secure, clean sources of water.