• Report a problem

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

    • 503-618-2626 during regular business hours
    • 503-661-3906 after hours
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    Weekly watering number

Water Conservation

  • Conserve water, save money

    Gresham has plenty of water, but conditions can change. With your help using water wisely, we will protect and conserve it for the future.

    Ways to save

    • Water Savings Kit
    • Leak Detector Dye Tablets
    • Toilet Rebate Program
    Water Savings Kit

    Save gallons of water at home with a few simple solutions. 

    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

    Order your water savings kit today

    To order a free kit, please email Robin.Pederson@GreshamOregon.gov.  Please include your name and mailing address.

    Leak Detector Dye Tablets

    Toilet tanks are often the biggest source of water loss in the home. The dye tables are a safe, quick way to find out if you have a problem. 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

  • Contact

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

  • Water conservation tips

  • Indoor 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.
  • Outdoor 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 number 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.