Bremerton's water sources depend on rainfall to fill the surface reservoir and to supply groundwater aquifers. Peak day usage in the summer can increase water demands from 30 to 100% which can put a strain on the water system. Reducing outdoor water use will help reduce summer time peaks. Rain barrels are a great way to save water outdoors as is washing your car at a car wash that recycles their water. Using native plants and mulches in your garden can help too.
Bremerton has been implementing a conservation program for the past several years and has many resources to help customers be efficient with their water both inside their home and business as well as outdoors.
Bremerton is already doing an excellent job with water efficiency but still has some room to improve. The following water efficiency goals were adopted in December 2006 by the Bremerton City Council:
- Maintain water use per single family household to below 195 gallons per day on a three year average.
- Keep maximum day demand less than twice the average day demand on a three year average.
- Maintain non-revenue water below 8% on a three year average.
Saving water is easy for customers to do. The conservation ideas presented here are easy to do and will save you money as well as save water.
The City of Bremerton is a member of the Partnership for Water Conservation, whose mission is to actively engage the Puget Sound region in conservation efforts generating measurable water savings that support communities, provide long-term economic benefits and protect watersheds by helping to sustain necessary flows in rivers and streams. For more information on how you can conserve water, visit www.wateruseitwisely.cm.
Bremerton is also a member of the national organization, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org and an EPA Water Sense partner, www.epa.gov/watersense.