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.
Check out all that is happening with the Charlottesville Water Conservation Program in the community.
Fixing leaks can significantly save water. Learn why it is important to Fix a Leak and all about our Fix a Leak Campaign initiatives including our Fix a Leak Family 5K.
Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or use to make food. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or brush your teeth. Learn about our Imagine a Day without Water Campaign and annual Art Contest!
Our Water Conservation Program has information and resources tailored to your needs here in Charlottesville.
Find rebates and incentives for saving water including our $100 WaterSense toilet rebate, our $30 rain barrel rebate, and FREE water saving fixtures and resources.
Comes with WaterSense labeled showerheads, WaterSense labeled faucet aerators, toilet leak detection dye tabs, and more!
Replace your older style toilet with a WaterSense labeled one & get a $100 rebate!
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 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.