Water Conservation

Harwich Water Department respectfully asks everyone to help support water conservation to ensure the future health and adequacy of our water supply.   

Water Restrictions  |  Household Conservation  |  Irrigation Conservation  |  Water Conservation FAQs

Water is a precious and limited resource we cannot afford to waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. population has doubled over the past 50 years, while our thirst for water has tripled. With at least 40 states anticipating water shortages by 2024, the need to conserve water is critical.We should all do our part to conserve. Water conservation reduces the need for developing new water sources and storage facilities, protects both streams and wetlands, and can save you money. Every drop counts and you can make a difference by paying attention to how you use water.

Non-Irrigation Outdoor Water Conservation 

Water that is used outdoors during the summer in Harwich accounts for up to 60% of the Town's total annual water consumption.  There is so much you can do to conserve on irrigation that we have a separate tab for these conservation tips.  Learn more about Irrigation Conservation

Conservation in the Kitchen  

Conservation in the Bathroom  

Conservation in the Laundry Room