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The District’s conservation program is comprised of a combination of regional and local measures. The regional measures are part of a regional conservation program Everett implements throughout its retail and wholesale service area. This regional program, called the Everett Water Utility Committee (EWUC) program, also requires implementation assistance by District staff. The local measures are specific to the District and are implemented by District staff in the District’s service area.
A progressive conservation program was developed to be put into place by 2014 that included both the regional EWUC program as well as the District’s local measures. The collective conservation program builds on the success of previous conservation efforts. Alderwood Water & Wastewater District is proud to report that we reached full implementation of this program a year earlier than expected.
Additional conservation program information and tips can be found in the links to the right.
Alderwood’s conservation goal was developed to coincide with its Water Comprehensive Plan, with a six year planning period of 2009 to 2014. Alderwood participates in a regional water conservation program for most of Snohomish County that is administered by the City of Everett. In addition, the Board of Commissioners adopted a conservation goal in January 2008 to save approximately 450,000 gallons per day on an annual basis (as opposed to peak season) at full implementation of the six-year program by the end of 2014.
Water conservation activities by Snohomish County water users including District customers are estimated to save 1.04 million gallons of water each day. Alderwood’s customers alone are estimated to have saved 420,000 gallons of water daily, well above the anticipated savings of 182,000 gallons. The goal of full implementation of the conservation program was achieved more than a year ahead of schedule by Alderwood’s customers each doing their part to save water.
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.
These hands on classroom Water Conservation Workshops for elementary & secondary students in the Everett Water Service area 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 workshops integrate science and communication grade level expections (GLEs) and are presented right in your classroom.
Grade levels and topics include;
To schedule workshops for up to five class periods, please call 206-583-0655, or 800-227-0977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Indoor Water Conservation KitsAWWD’s Indoor Water Conservation items are in stock, while supplies last.
Outdoor Water Conservation KitsAWWD’s Outdoor Water Conservation Items are out of stock until Summer 2020.
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? Kits are available at Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s Main office, 3626 156th St. SW, Lynnwood WA 98087. Monday thru Friday 8-5pm. While Supplies Last!