Durham Saves Water

Durham Saves Water is a Department of Water Management site that makes it easy to find valuable information on water-related matters in Durham. The Department of Water Management serves Durham residents by providing high quality drinking water, superior customer service, environmental protection through effective wastewater treatment, infrastructure maintenance and conservation, and by maintaining compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.

Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation: April 1 - 30, 2018

This month, you can save water, save money, earn prizes, and help Durham win the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

From April 1-30, Mayor Steve Schewel and the City of Durham Water Management Department are encouraging residents to visit www.mywaterpledge.com to make a commitment to conserve water for the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

The challenge, now in its seventh year, is a friendly competition between cities across the United States to see who can be the most water-wise. Mayors and civic leaders challenge residents to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources on behalf of their communities.

“As Durham grows, so too does our demand for water resources,” Schewel said. “The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation reminds us all of the value of water, and challenges residents to choose smart, sustainable practices. Using water wisely benefits our community and the entire planet. Let’s take the challenge together, and help Durham reach the number one spot.”

To participate, residents visit 
www.mywaterpledge.com and choose a series of simple pledges to conserve water on behalf of Durham. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category (Durham is in the “100,000 to 299,999 residents” category) are entered into drawings for hundreds of eco-friendly prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and the grand prize – a 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for the charity of their choice. The challenge also features resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further, from regional water and energy resource issues to cost-saving tips at home.

Pledges must be completed by April 30.