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Conservation Program

The District’s conservation program was updated in 2017 and is part of the Comprehensive Water Plan. The District added Leak Detection as a major part of its conservation efforts. The conservation program consists of 12 measures, 4 driven directly by the District and 8 regional measures that are coordinated through the Regional Everett Water Utility Committee (EWUC).

Regional measures include: School outreach; speakers bureau; program promotion; theme shows and fairs; indoor kits; outodoor kits and watering timers; industrial/Commercial/Institutional (ICI) audits and other miscellaneous measures. In Snohomish County, these measures accounted for a daily savings of 0.67 million gallons per day (MGD) in 2019. Enough water to fill nearly 11,280 bathtubs per day.

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What we flush matters. Learn how you can maintain a healthy wastewater system!

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The best way too determine if you have a leak in your plumbing system, is by first checking your water meter.

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The Alderwood Water and Wastewater District (AWWD) offers free indoor and outdoor water conservation items (while supplies last) to our customers in Southwest Snohomish County.

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Collecting, routing, and properly treating your wastewater, or sewage, prevents disease and reclaims water for its safe return to the water cycle.

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Get Free Conservation Kits

Water Conservation Kits are available in our lobby during normal business hours.

More information can be found below on our Water Conservation Kit page.

There are many ways each person can conserve water, small ways, like turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth, taking shorter showers and following a watering schedule for your lawn in the summer season. Larger ways to conserve water include using low flow showerheads and toilets, buying energy efficient washers. There are rebate programs available to encourage the use of more water efficient toilets.  Working together we can all do our part to conserve water in our communities.

The Alderwood Water and Wastewater District (AWWD) offers free indoor and outdoor water conservation items (while supplies last) to our customers in Southwest Snohomish County. If you are in Snohomish County, but are not an AWWD customer, please check with your local water provider, they may have similar kits available.

Why use a Water Conservation Kit?

Leaks cost money. Using a conservation kit is one small way you can reduce your water usage – just install the conservation tools and it does the work for you. During the summer watering season, household water use can increase dramatically. Watering lawns, tending to gardens and forgotten hoses can mean big bills. Conservation kits are just one way we can all work together to save water, and money.

Where can I get a Water Conservation Kit?

Information about how to get a Water Conservation Kit can be found on our Water Conservation Kit page.

Put a Stop to Leaks

Most of the District’s Conservation efforts have to do with leaks, whether it be our own efforts through leak alerts and detection, measures 2 and 4, or regional efforts to conduct audits and toilet leak detection, measures 9-12. There are 3 ways you might interact with Alderwood Water & Wastewater District to stop leaks.

Leak Alerts

Your water meter reports the amount of water you use. If the amount of water is unusually high you will receive a message like this in your Water Bill.

Leak Detection Staff

Our experienced leak detection staff listen to water pipe flows using correlating data loggers. This technique allows maintenance staff to be more proactive in detecting leaks and reduce service disruptions. District staff can only detect leaks from the water main to the meter. Homeowners are responsible for detecting leaks from the meter to their home.

Check for leaks on your own
Meter Diagram

If your leak monitor is spinning on your water meter it may indicate you have a leak! Call Customer Service (425) 743-4605 to schedule a maintenance staff to visit and check for leaks.

Workshops for Students

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District funds EWUC’s Water Conservation Workshops for elementary & secondary students in the Everett Water Service area. They offer relevant information about local water resources, water conservation and drinking water quality, including personal water use profiles and steps students can take to reduce their impact on local ecosystems. The worskhops integrate science and communication Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) and are presented right in the classroom.

To schedule workshops for up to five class periods, please call 206-583-0655, or 800-227-0977 or email

Grade levels and topics include;  

  • Grades 2-5  “Water You Know?”
  • Grades 6-8 “The 4-1-1 on H20″
  • Grades 9-12 “The Liquid Truth”