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

Million Dollar Question: What does USGS study show?

First part of study just released; groundwater modeling study to follow in 2017 Link to story
Source: White Bear Press

California's Dire Drought Message Wanes, Conservation Levels Drop

Water use bounces back as drought continues Link to story
Source: MPR News

Alabama’s ‘Worst Drought in Memory’ Is About to Get Even Worse

98% of the state is suffering under drought conditions Link to story
Source: Huffington Post