Water Conservation

Water is an essential component of life itself. In order to ensure its availability, while saving you money at the same time, it is crucial that everyone practice good water conservation, especially in times of drought. The City has developed a comprehensive water conservation program to encourage and enable every citizen to save water.

Water Conservation Program Highlights

Water Conservation Kit and Toilet Flapper Image

Free Water Conservation Kits!

Comes with WaterSense labeled showerheads, WaterSense labeled faucet aerators, toilet leak detection dye tabs, and more! 

Toilet bowl flushing money to promote WaterSense Toilet Rebate

$100 WaterSense Toilet Rebate!

Replace your older style toilet with a WaterSense labeled one & get a $100 rebate!

Rain Barrel Rebate

$30 Rain Barrel Rebate

Install a rain barrel in your yard and get a $30 rebate for helping saving water outdoors!

2021 Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest!

2021 Imagine a Day without Water Contest Announcement

Accepting Art Entries: October 1st - November 5th

We are excited to announce that the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County Service Authority, and Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority are holding their 7th annual Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest. Youth in grades K - 12th living in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County can submit original 2-D creations of any size, including original photography. We are asking the youth to consider this year’s theme of “Love Our Water” in their creation.

The Imagine a Day without Water Art Contest is accepting artwork from October 1st to November 5th. Top entries will be made available for fan favorite voting from November 15th through 24th. Winners will be announced via press release on December 8th. Awards of a cash gift card and water conservation goodie bag will be given to the top entry in the four grade and fan favorite categories. Four teachers will also be honored for their support of the contest through a random drawing.

Check out our webpage for contest details and rules.

Check out how to save water & energy

The Water Conservation Program supports the City's Energy and Water Management Program (EWMP), which works to save energy and water in City managed facilities. The EWMP develop quarterly outreach to Charlottesville City School students to help them develop good behaviors to save water and energy at school. 

Check Out EWMP's Activity Sheets (Link)!


2020 Summer Activity Sheet I Pledge to Save Energy and Water ImageCharlottesville City School Energy and Water Management Program Winter Outreach Action List (PNG)General Announcement of CCS 2021 Spring Focus



2020 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award Logo