Are you a Flagstaff business looking to save water and money? The Water Wise Business Certification Program is a great way to show your customers that you're a conservation-minded business.
Call us (928-213-2116) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff members will help enroll your business in the Water Wise Business Program.
What does it take to be a Water Wise Business?
FIRST: Schedule a Water Check Up with the Water Conservation Staff. We will send you a report with suggestions and findings within one month of the Check Up. We will provide free water-efficient devices like aerators, showerheads, & pre-rinse spray valves (for commercial kitchens). If you qualify for rebates - we'll help walk you through that application process. If your business has landscaping, we'll provide a monthly watering budget, based on Flagstaff's unique climate.
SECOND: Meet these Criteria:
1) Ensure all leaks are fixed.
2) Ensure that all toilets operate at minimum, at the federal plumbing standard of 1.6 gallons/flush.
3) Ensure that all faucets (excluding utility sinks) have aerators that meet, at minimum, federal plumbing standards.
4) Meet other federal plumbing standards, as applicable, based on findings by the Water Conservation Staff.
5) Work with Water Conservation Staff on an outdoor watering budget, if applicable.
6) Invite Water Conservation Staff back for final inspection once the above criteria have been met.
FINALLY: Receive the Water Wise Business Certification and we'll promote your savings online, with a certificate and we'll make a video with you!
This is an opportunity for industry, municipalities, homes, businesses, and schools to take a look at their water use to see if there are simple ways to save water and money!
What resources can I share with my customers to show people that I care about water conservation?
We will provide a water savings certificate, sticker, window cling, and digital logo (see below) that you can use to let your customers know that you are doing your part to conserve water in Flagstaff. We've also got fact sheets and brochures all about water conservation in Flagstaff that can give to customers.
My water bill is so low; why should I worry about conservation?
We want to use our water resources responsibly and ensure the long-term supply of our water sources. As our town grows, its even more critical to use water wisely. Conservation can help delay expensive projects to acquire new water sources.
Are you interested in taking part? We would love to connect with you.
Call the Water Conservation Department at 928-213-2116 or email us at Savewater@flagstaffaz.gov to learn more!
Upper Lake Mary Reservoir (along with runoff from rain and snow) makes up our surface water supply (about 17% of all our water). Ground water comes from deep wells that tap into the Coconino Aquifer below Flagstaff (about 57% of our water supply). About 20% of our water use in town is from recycled water.
Flagstaff uses between 7 and 13 million gallons of potable water each day.