Introduction to Water Efficiency

The Region's Water Efficiency Program, known as Water Efficient Durham, was launched in 1996 to implement the Regional Water Use Efficiency Strategy adopted by Regional Council. Water Efficient Durham's mandate is to encourage efficient use of water among all water users.

Did you know that of all the water used in Durham Region, the residential sector accounts for about 62%? In the first half of the nineties, residential water use was increasing faster than population growth. These two factors add urgency to the need for water efficiency, particularly in the residential sector. With your help, Water Efficient Durham has begun to reverse this trend.

In becoming more efficient, numerous benefits arise. Firstly, you, the customer, will lower your Water Bill. Secondly, water rates will remain stable because costly water supply plant expansions will be delayed. Finally, efficient water use will help preserve the environment for future generations.