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.