Conservation

How Conservation Works in the Truckee Meadows

Our community is fortunate to have a very unique water system. Water conserved by TMWA customers is kept upstream and saved as drought reserves, or is released into the river for the benefit of fish and wildlife. It is not used for growth. Even when the community has enough water supply to meet customer demands, we ask customers to use water responsibly since our water system is dependent on winter snowpack to replenish our upstream storage reservoirs.  When residents and businesses use this resource wisely, we have greater flexibility in meeting the water needs of all customers.

Our water conservation programs reflect our commitment to stewardship of the region's water resources, as well as the requirements of:

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