As a municipal water supplier, the City
of Bellingham complies with state water use efficiency requirements that
ensure safe, reliable drinking water supplies far into the future. Goals and
measures established for the six-year planning period (2014-2019) are below.
- Maintain annual city-wide Average Daily Demand (ADD) below 10
million gallons per day (mgd) during the 2014-2019 program period.
Maintain average Peak Day Demand (PDD) between June 1 and August 31 of
each year to below 14 mgd during the 2014-2019 program period.
The City is developing and implementing the following ten measures in order
to achieve its comprehensive water use efficiency goals.
- Continue water efficiency rebates for single-family residential
water customers (2014-2017)
- Continue water efficiency rebates for commercial water
- Extend rebates to multi-unit water customers (2015-2018)
- Establish Best Management Practices for irrigation water
- Establish Best Management Practices for industrial water
- Establish Best Management Practices for institutional water
- Engage partners to provide water use efficiency resources to
targeted customer classes (2014-2019)
- Develop a system-wide water use efficiency cost-benefit
- Reduce Water Treatment Plant operational water use via
implementation of more water efficient technology (2015)
- Conduct sustainable water management demonstration projects
with community partners (2014-2019)
2014-2019 Water Use Efficiency Program (PDF) contains more
detailed information about the above goals and measures, along with City water consumption and data.
Water Use Efficiency Annual Report includes information about
water production, water loss and progress made toward achieving water
saving goals for the year.
City Council adopted
Legacies and Strategic Commitments (PDF) promotes water
Please contact the Operations Division of the
Public Works Department if you would
like more information about Water Conservation.