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Water Conservation Planning Guidance

A community’s water conservation program should be developed collaboratively across municipal departments, including water departments, planning and community development offices, conservation commissions, zoning and land-use planning boards, and departments of environment. Content found on this page is adapted from the Massachusetts Water Conservation Standards.

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Key Components of Water Conservation Planning

  • Water system efficiency, including water loss control
  • Water rates and data management
    people coming together
  • Outdoor water use – by both municipal facilities and your water system’s customers
  • Indoor water use – by both municipal facilities and your water system’s customers
  • Water-smart land-use planning
  • Communication and outreach

You will find tips, tools, and resources on each of these program elements throughout this website. Additionally, you can find guidance on developing a Water Conservation Program in Section 8.1.1 of the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan

 

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