Water Conservation and Efficiency
The City of Raleigh has initiated several programs to help educate our customers about the most water efficient technologies and to understand the City's mandatory conservation measures.
Water Conservation Programs & Tips
There are many ways to save water and be more efficient. These programs and tips provide a variety of ways to practice water conservation within your home, office and community.
Learn how to be more efficient today
Permanent Conservation Measures
Do you know when you may water your lawn? ALL City of Raleigh water customers are currently under Permanent Conservation Measures. Many of these restrictions apply to irrigation usage, and are in effect everyday.Learn More
WaterSense Toilet Rebate Program
Did you know that toilets can use up to 30 percent of indoor domestic water usage? Older toilets can use up to seven gallons in just one flush! How much is your toilet costing you? WaterSense labeled toilets could save you up to $245 a year in water and sewer fees. These toilets may also drop you down a tier and reduce your bill further.Learn More
Want to learn about the importance of water and our resources, how to conserve, and what programs the City offers? Public Utilities offers a variety of presentations and materials.Schedule a presentation today
WaterWise Demonstration Garden
See WaterWise Gardening in action at the City's first WaterWise Demonstration site. This site was created by the combined efforts of Public Utilities, Parks and Recreation, several volunteers and the City's VISTA members, and is home to over 17 different plant species.Learn More
Learn about the City Water Quality Cost-Share Program designed to help home owners harvest their rainwater while minimizing installation costs. New systems can include a variety of methods designed to improve water quality in Raleigh's streams and lakes.Stormwater Utility Water Quality Cost-Share Program
Reuse water, sometimes called reclaimed water or recycled water, has been highly treated and can be re-used instead of being discharged to a waterway. Although not suitable for human consumption, there are many viable uses for reuse water.Find out about Raleigh's Reuse Water System
Irrigation Installation Ordinances
Planning to install a new irrigation system? City Ordinance now requires all new potable water, in-ground irrigation systems to have a smart controller with two weather-based sensors, one of which must be a rain sensor.Download and review the City's Irrigation Installation Ordinances