Water Conservation Initiative
As Spotsylvania’s population grows and water demands rise, it is becoming increasingly important to manage not only the water supply and treatment, but also the demand on an ongoing basis. As a proactive approach to demand management, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Director of Utilities/Public Works to establish a comprehensive Green Initiative and Water Conservation Program, under Chapter 22, Section 22-140 of the Spotsylvania County Code.
Water Conservation is broadly defined as the beneficial reduction in water use, waste and loss. The ultimate goal of water conservation is not to prevent water use, but to maximize efficiency and the benefit from each gallon used.
The benefits of a successful water conservation program is:
- Mitigate short term supply deficiencies and not only assist with protecting water supply during drought, but over time help eliminate future need for water use restrictions during periods of peak demand.
- Reduce the capital investment required to balance supply and demand by allowing smaller expansions to be constructed later in time.
- Ease the County’s need for additional short-term and long-term storage capacity by reducing high peak demands.
The County conducted a study to determine appropriate conservation programs based on the County’s demand projections and customer characteristics. The following programs were identified. For more information about these programs, please see the Water Conservation Policy.
- Voluntary Irrigation Program
- Voluntary Car Wash Certification Program
- Voluntary Restaurant Certification Program
- Voluntary Hotel and Hospitality Certification Program
- Voluntary Residential and Multi-Family Dwelling Certification Program
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 540-507-7300, option 1.