Why and how to conserve water

The Twin Cities is growing and the demand for water continues to increase.  There is enough water in the short-term, but long-term projections predict potentially significant impacts to aquifers if water continues to be consumed at current rates.

There is hope. Residents, businesses, water suppliers, and elected officials can all learn to use water more efficiently to ensure we have enough water in the future. Learn more about water issues in the news, the sources of water in each community, ideas for water conservation, and more.

Learn why water conservation is so important by selecting the infographics below, then get started with the WATER CONSERVATION TOOLBOX. 

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Water Supply and Conservation Talk in the News

Agriculture is depleting world aquifers, new satellite measurements show

Groundwater depletion rate is accelerating Link to story
Source: MinnPost

White Bear Lake ruling could affect scores of lakes in Minnesota

Court ruling is expected this summer Link to story
Source: StarTribune

MnDOT cuts back road salt use to save money, protect water

MPCA chloride management plan can help reduce salt use Link to story
Source: MPR News