Water Conservation

  • Conserve water, save money

    Report a problem

    For emergencies such as water main breaks, discolored water, meter leaks, sewer back-ups, flooding and spills:

    • Call 503-618-2626 during regular business hours
    • Call 503-661-3906 after business hours
  • Indoor water-saving tips

    • Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.
    • Take shorter showers.
    • Fill the bathtub half full.
    • Check and fix leaky toilets, pipes or faucets. 
    • Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
    • If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running.
    • Install water-saving showerheads or faucet aerators.
    • Check out our fix a leak page.
  • Outdoor water-saving tips

    • Water in the morning when it’s not hot.
    • Don’t hose down the sidewalk or driveway; use a broom.
    • Use the weekly watering tool on the Regional Water Providers Consortium website to determine how much water your lawn needs; measure sprinkler output with a tuna can.
    • Cover pools and spas to stop evaporation.
    • Plant native and drought-resistant trees and plants.
    • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
    • Check for leaks on outside faucets.
  • Resources

    • Water savings kit: 
      Get a free kit, including a water efficient showerhead, faucet aerator, swivel aerator and pipe tape.
    • Showerheads: 
      We offer free, water-saving showerheads that uses 40% less water than traditional low-flow showerheads. 
    • Leak detector dye tablets:
      You can check for silent toilet leaks by dropping a dye tablet into the tank. 
    • Toilet rebate program: 
      Homeowners may apply for up to two $50 rebate checks and multi-family property owners may apply for up to ten $50 rebate checks. Funds are limited.  Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.   

       Requirements:

      • Owner must replace high-flow (more than 1.6 gallons per flush) toilets with high-efficiency, WaterSense-certified toilets. 
      • Review eligibility requirements on the toilet rebate form and submit a completed form with a receipt or invoice. 

    Contact:

    For more information about these water conservation resources, contact Robin Pederson at 503-618-2130 or  Robin.Pederson@GreshamOregon.gov.

    Additional resources