Ready to Conserve?

This is a guest blog courtesy of City of Flagstaff Water Services

For homes and businesses that are looking to reduce their water bill, City of Flagstaff Water Services has several programs in place to help. In addition to saving water and saving money, you can benefit from letting your customers know that you are an environmental minded business. Americans use 127% more water than we did in 1950.[1] Here in the arid southwest, water is one of our most important resources. Are you ready to conserve? See which of Flagstaff's programs will work best for you:

Landscaping

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For those that currently have an irrigated lawn but are interested in replacing grass with native plants: Our low water landscaping rebate program will walk you through all of the steps needed to remove turf and put in native plants that are adapted to Flagstaff.

Rainwater Catchment

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For homes and businesses interested in installing 1,000 gallons or more of rainwater catchment to use rainwater for irrigating instead of tap water. We have a rebate for installing large rainwater catchment systems.

Water Wise Business

 An awesome local Water Wise Business:  Bright Side Bookshop  Thanks to Becca and her employees for saving more than 18,761 gallons of water annually! 

An awesome local Water Wise Business: Bright Side Bookshop Thanks to Becca and her employees for saving more than 18,761 gallons of water annually! 

Customers care about sustainability. Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most difficult economic climates in the past 100 years, a recent Nielsen global online study found that they continue to be the most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings—almost three-out-of-four respondents in the latest findings, up from approximately half in 2014.

The rise in the percentage of respondents aged 15 - 20, also known as Generation Z, who are willing to pay more for products and services that come from companies who are committed to positive social and environmental impact was also strong—up from 55% in 2014 to 72% in 2015.[2] Our Water Wise Business Program will help you identify yourself as a green business to your customers.

High Efficiency Toilets

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Older toilets are much less efficient than newer, low-flow models. By replacing old, inefficient toilets with WaterSense labeled models, the average family can reduce flushing water by 20 to 60 percent—that's nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings![3] Check out our low flow toilet rebate.

Conserve to Enhance (C2E):

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We are launching Conserve to Enhance, a program that helps you save water and takes donations to fund broader conservation projects in our area.

Conservation: H2O the Musical!

Check out our musical about all the important things we pledged to do when we won the 2017 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. Let's all conserve our H2O!

 

[1] https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/30/10-facts-about-wasted-wat_n_115642.html

[2] “Green Generation: Millennials Say Sustainability is a Shopping Priority,” 11-5-2015 http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2015/green-generation-millennials-say-sustainability-is-a-shopping-priority.html

[3] https://www.epa.gov/watersense/residential-toilets

Water Services has funds available to help businesses conserve water. In addition to the programs above, we have funds available for custom rebates if you have a good idea and need support. Email us at [email protected] or call us at 928-213-2116.