CZ-Tip - Save Water

Find ways to get to, protect, and enjoy the coast with tips from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM).

Although summer usually marks the peak of water shortages in Massachusetts, saving water should be a year-round goal. Water conservation helps maintain water levels in rivers and streams, which is essential for protecting habitats as well as the quality of the water that runs to the sea. The following information assembled by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) will help you use water wisely in your home, yard, and business.

Information on Drought Conditions

  • The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) maintains a Drought Management page with up-to-date information on drought issues in the Commonwealth, maps and charts that label which regions are experiencing drought conditions, and data used to determine drought conditions. DCR also maintains a Monthly Water Conditions page with information on monthly precipitation and water levels.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) New England Water Science Center website has links to data, tools, maps, and publications on streamflow, groundwater, and precipitation, including a WaterWatch drought page and USGS drought publications.
  • The National Integrated Drought Information System provides extensive information on drought conditions nationwide, forecasts, and a variety of tools for planning for and dealing with droughts.

Water Conservation in Your Home

Water Conservation in Your Yard

Water Conservation in Your Business

General Water Conservation Information