Water conservation is the utilization of cost-effective water use efficiency practices to curtail the waste of water and to ensure that water use does not exceed reasonable needs. It is also a critical component in the success of every public drinking water system in Kansas. Poor maintenance of the system infrastructure, pricing of water which does not reflect actual cost, worn-out meters, infrequent data collection, etc., can prevent a water system from operating at its highest potential.
Kansas Rural Water Association supports public water systems in their efforts to limit the waste of water (and electricity, time, etc.) by providing training and technical assistance to water systems. More comprehensive information about Water Conservation Plans and Leak Detection can be found by clicking on the appropriate box of the menu on the right.
Kansas Rural Water Association works closely with the Kansas Water Office in many water conservation activities. A factsheet about the Kansas Water Office Water Conservation Program is available from their website.
Kansas Rural Water Association is also a partner with the EPA and WaterSense®, a program designed to make it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment. Tools to put water conservation practices in place are available to public water systems that become WaterSense® partners.