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Water Conservation for Your Home

Our local water supply is depended upon by an ever-growing number of people, as well as a host of environmental and business uses.  The City of Tumwater strives to promote the wise use of water through different water conservation programs. Water conservation at home consists of small steps that can lead to savings in your water bill at the end of the month. 

Indoor Water Savings

The City of Tumwater, in collaboration with the LOTT Clean Water Alliance, offer rebates and free water saving devices to help conserve water in and around the home.

  • High Efficiency Toilet Rebate ($100)
  • FREE Indoor Water Savings Kit* - These kits include:

• One 2.5 gpm** shower head
• One 0.5 gpm** bathroom sink aerator
• One 2.2 gpm** aerator for the kitchen sink
• Teflon tape
• Toilet Leak Detector tablets

**GPM: Gallons Per Minute

Outdoor Water Savings 

Water use increases dramatically in the summer due largely to outdoor watering.  The City provides rebates and water saving kits to help you reduce the amount of water you use in your landscape.

  • Weather-based Irrigation System Rebate ($200): Ensure that your landscape gets the water it needs by automatically adjusting the irrigation schedule to weather conditions.  This supports enhanced plant health and appearance while reducing landscape runoff pollution that may eventually enter streams, rivers, or lakes.  Replacing a standard clock timer with a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller can save an average home nearly 8,800 gallons of water annually.

  • FREE Outdoor Water Savings Kit* - The outdoor kits contain several items for outside your home, including:
  • Hose Repair Kit – Hose gaskets and menders to improve hose performance.
  • Shut-off Spray Hose Nozzles – Automatically shuts off the water when you are not actively using your hose; great for car washing and watering the garden.
  • Rain/Irrigation Gauges – Your lawn needs an average 1” of rain each week, and this is the perfect way for you to measure how much water your landscape is receiving.
  • Garden Hose Timer – Once you know how long it takes for your sprinkler to produce 1” of water, use this timer to set the sprinkler to automatically turn off.

*To qualify for a free conservation kit, you must be a City water customer and or LOTT sewer customer. You can pick up your free indoor and outdoor water savings kits at the Public Works counter located downstairs in Tumwater City Hall.

Limit one (1) indoor and one (1) outdoor water savings kit per household.

Seasonal Water Use

For questions about water conservation, contact the Water Resources Department at (360) 754-4140 and start saving today!