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Where does your water come from?
The water we drink comes from the natural environment. Groundwater is pumped out of the Gulf Coast aquifer and into storage tanks where it is disinfected to drinking water quality standards before it is conveyed to each home and business within the District’s boundaries. It is important to remember that long-term limits exist on our water supply and drought conditions can lead to water shortages.

Why conserve water?
Utilizing water saving measures has additional positive results – it saves money on water and sewer utility bills, saves energy by reducing the amount of hot water used and reducing the amount of water pumped to your home. Water conservation involves everyone, from the individuals at home and at work, to water suppliers, and governments. We are asking you to join with your neighbors and businesses to make water conservation a priority.

How can I start to conserve water?
There is great tools that can be used to learn what you can do to conserve water. One tool is this great calculator by the Alliance for Water Efficiency. That will not only show you how to conserve water but also estimates the energy savings and carbon footprint of your hot water usage.

Also the District distributes water conservation to its residents initially through new customer packets and then through quarterly water bills and biannual newsletters. The District also promotes the EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week every March, the Irrigation Association's SMART Irrigation Month each July, and various other water conservation events through Keep Sugar Land Beautiful.