Water Conservation

Great Basin Water Co. is dedicated to promoting water conservation through public outreach, customer education and responsible stewardship. Our state's desert climate, growing population, and ongoing drought conditions make water efficiency critical. 

Please click here to see our *new* 2021 Conservation Plan

Join us 
in the effort to preserve and protect this precious resource. We are working to improve our water conservation program, and we welcome views and recommendations from interested customers. 

Please reach out to with feedback.

For Additional Questions:
Nevada & Arizona Water Conservation email address: uiwaternevada-sb-logo

Home Water Audit

We have provided a Home Water Audit to help you evaluate how much water your family uses on a daily basis. With the use of this helpful tool, you will be able to calculate your water usage for various household activities and determine the areas where you can conserve this essential and limited resource.

Disclaimer – This Home Water Audit is a simple tool for estimating the water usage of a typical household with characteristics similar to those you specify in the audit worksheet. The Home Water Audit cannot predict your actual usage or the amount of your water bills since it does not take account of all the variables that can affect your usage. Accordingly, it should not be relied on for those purposes. By selecting to download the Water Survey below, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed with the statements in this paragraph.

To start conserving water, please click here.

Indoor Water Conservation Tips

  • Only run the dishwasher and clothes washer when they are fully loaded.
  • Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or the microwave instead of running water over it.
  • When washing dishes by hand, use two basins—one for washing and one for rinsing—rather than letting the water run.
  • Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets waste as much as 200 gallons each day.

Outdoor Water Conservation Tips

  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on top of the soil. This slows down evaporation. Save 750 to 1,500 gallons monthly.
  • Choose a water-efficient drip irrigation system for trees, shrubs and flowers. Watering at the roots is very effective. Be careful not to over water.
  • Don't water the lawn on windy days. There's too much evaporation. Can waste up to 300 gallons in one watering.
  • Set lawn mower blades one notch higher. Longer grass means less evaporation. Save 500 to 1,500 gallons monthly.
  • Use a broom, rather than a hose, to clean sidewalks and driveways.
  • If you have a swimming pool, cover it when it’s not in use. You’ll cut the loss of water through evaporation by 90 percent.
Courtesy of the American Water Works Association

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