Mountlake Terrace is a member of the Everett Water Utility Committee and the Saving Water Partnership. We participate in water conservation along with other members in the Everett Water Service Area. The Everett Water Utility Committee works with the Partnership for Water Conservation in Puget Sound to ensure water supplies meet the needs of the Puget Sound Region. Conservation efforts that generate measurable water savings for communities in the region is a top priority.
Water conservation-using water efficiently and avoiding waste-is fundamental to ensuring water availability in the future and protecting our environment. In order to protect our water supply, everyone can practice conservation.
How to Do Your Part in Water Conservation
- Use shower heads that flow at 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less
- Identify and fix leaking faucets and toilets and install a low flow toilet
- Replace toilets installed before 1994. You can save more than $1,000 in water and sewer charges over the next 10 years. WaterSense labeled toilets perform well and save water. View WaterSense labeled toilets.
- Wash full laundry loads - consider a water efficient, energy saving clothes washer
- Upgrade to water - and energy-efficient clothes washers. You'll save thousands of gallons of water a year. Plus WashWise machines are gentler on clothes, reduce drying time, and require less detergent
- Replace dishwashers with Energy Star® models to save both water and energy. Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand
- Install 1.0 gpm bath aerators and 2.0 gpm kitchen aerators on faucets
- Maximize your water savings by installing both indoor and outdoor water conservation kits, available in limited quantities at the front counter at the Interim City Hall
- Visit a car wash that recycles water instead of washing your vehicle in your driveway
- Sweep driveways and sidewalks instead of hosing with water
- Use native plants, mulch and compost in landscape beds to save on irrigation
- Keep your grass healthier and more drought tolerant by aerating the soil and mulching grass clippings
- Water your lawn deeply, at least one inch of water no more than once a week
- Water in the morning or the evening when temperatures are cool to minimize evaporation loss
- Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering streets, driveways and sidewalks
Free indoor and outdoor water conservation kits are available at City Hall in late spring.