Water Conservation Program
Water Conservation saves money, preserves wildlife habitat and makes sure there is enough water for all uses. Review the pages herein to find out how you can save indoors, outdoors, and all around your home or business.
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One of the most important things that a homeowner can do to save water is make sure that equipment is functioning appropriately and is efficient. The City offers free Water Audits to help citizens find ways to use less water. Water audits are performed during the spring and summer seasons when watering yards begins.
On September 6, 2018, the City of Lake Oswego was recognized by the Oregon Water Resources Department’s (OWRD) 2018 Stewardship and Conservation Award Program, for outstanding commitment to promoting responsible water management and conserving water resources through its Water Conservation Program. The City was awarded Second Place (Silver) under the category “Best Conservation Program” for large municipalities.
We are experiencing another hot, dry summer season. Here are some tips to help you keep your costs and water use down. Let’s work together to get through this hot season and be good stewards of our water!
The City offers rebates on water conserving models of washing machines and toilets.
With these practical videos you can learn how to program your sprinkler, Watering 101, use a water gauge, get indoor and outdoor Water Conservation tips, take the Bucket Test to determine if your pool has a leak, test you water service, check out landscape ideas that help conserve water, and transform that high-maintenance grass parking strip. Our newest video talks about the im
The City offers devices and tools that can save you thousands of gallons of water every year. The following devices and tools are available at the 3rdfloor reception desk at City Hall and are free of charge to all Lake Oswego water customers. Come pick yours up today!
- It is possible to detect leaks in your home on your own. Most water leaks can be seen or heard, though some can be difficult to detect.
Get accurate, up to-the-minute weather and climate information from the five Lake Oswego weather stations. Currently all stations record and display temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, dew point, soil moisture content, soil temperature and evapotranspiration (ETo).
Here are great websites that can help kids learn about how water systems work.
The City's Water Management and Conservation Plan guides the development, financing and implementation of water management and conservation programs and policies to ensure sustainable use, without waste, of publicly owned water resources while the City plans for its future water needs.