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Water Conservation
Water Conservation
Robin Harrington
Utilities Program Manager

211 West Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Ph: (928) 213-4837
Fax: (928) 213-2409

Monday - Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed for lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The City of Flagstaff has developed programs and published literature for customers to use in their efforts to use our water resources wisely and efficiently. The following sections contain information relating to the various subjects currently of interest to our customers.

Flagstaff Watering Schedule: We are currently in Water Availability Strategy I
  • Addresses ending with an odd number: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • Addresses ending with an even number: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Landscape Watering is strictly prohibited between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, no use of irrigation systems is permitted on Monday from 12:01 am to 11:59 pm.
  • For more information, view the water conservation strategies.

Status of Rebates 
Funds for rebates for High Efficiency Toilets, Turf Removal and Rainwater Harvesting are now available.  Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Robin Harrington at (928) 213-4837 or at  with your questions.  You can find more detailed information on rebates for water conservation and on High Efficiency Toilet flushing performance ratings

Fix-a-Leak Week is March 16 - 22, 2015
If you have problems with lost water and can't figure out where it has gone, check out AMWUA's smart home water guide to leaks.

We will also be at the Aquaplex on March 18, 2015, from 11 am to 1 pm with information on water conservation rebates and free water conservation products.  If you miss us there and would like more information on leak detection, water conservation rebates and free water conservation products such as a water-saving faucet aerator, showerhead, moisture meter for your plants and lawn, hose nozzle, rain gauges, etc., please contact us at (928) 213-2116. Also, if your group would like us to provide information on water conservation rebates, feel free to contact us to schedule an event at your venue.  This can be very helpful for HOA's and realtors who would like to distribute information to their groups on how to keep water consumption costs down.

Water Festivals 
The City of Flagstaff partnered with AZ Project WET to coordinate our seventh water festival for 1,080 local fourth graders, including home schooled students, on September 25, 2014, at Foxglenn Park.  Funding for the event came from SCA as well as the City of Flagstaff.  Fratelli's Pizza, once again, donated pizza for the teaching and support staff from Willow Bend, SCA, STEMCity, EEOP, the City of Flagstaff and NAU students, professors and staff!  We would also like to thank all the teachers, including those from FUSD, who went the extra step to learn the curriculum for this teaching experience and integrated it into their busy school days. 

View Your Water Use 
You can access your account to see your water consumption each month.  Select the link and see the difference from month to month to help you find out where your water is going! 

Reclaimed Water
The City of Flagstaff is taking a number of significant strides in the effort to enhance water use efficiency. Reclaimed Water is now delivered to many areas of the City to provide for irrigation as well as other uses.  Staff will be analyzing reclaimed water consumption at least quarterly to provide information to these customers on consumption quantities to assist in detecting unscheduled consumption due to leaks or malfunctioning equipment.

Water Conservation Misc. Facts / Presentations

    Xeriscape Plants that do well in the Flagstaff area can be found at local nurseries.  Check out this list when you consider what plants you would like to add to your yard but want to conserve water.

    You can go to the National Geographic water footprint calculator website and learn more with the online calculator.  Use this interactive tool to take a water tour through your home, garden, diet, energy use, etc. 

  • Did you know that a top loading washer that is 12 years old or older can use 100 gallons of water each time you wash a large load? And for every extra rinse you add, you may be adding 25 gallons to that amount. Start saving today and research efficient appliance replacements.
  • Toilets manufactured before 1994 use 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush.  New WaterSense models use as little as 1.28 gallons per flush.  Look for toilets that score 500 or more on the MaP (Maximum Performance) toilet testing.  You can view this document that was updated in April 2014.
  • On an annual basis, Flagstaff citizens use about 112 gallons per person per day (this is all water consumed in Flagstaff for commercial, industrial and residential needs divided by the population of Flagstaff). This is good, but it still adds up to a lot of water. Flagstaff citizens and visitors consume nearly three billion gallons of drinking water each year. This past winter was very dry and there is limited water available for our customers in Lake Mary.
  • To see a presentation on the impacts of using bottled water, view Bottled Water Disaster.