conservation without sacrifice
While these may seem like the same thing – as both achieve the goal of using less water – each is a different approach to water savings.
Water Conservation is a beneficial reduction in water loss or waste through practices that use less water: for example, turning off the water while brushing your teeth.
Water Efficiency is the minimization of the amount of water used to accomplish a task: for example, a toilet that flushes using the least amount of water necessary.
We've provided water-efficiency training to 1,000 municipal agencies and utilities, as well as 10,000 building owners, architects, engineers, and contractors. Our training focuses on reducing water use through efficient products and practices, with the goal of saving 114 billion gallons of water over the next decade.