MWRA Officials Urges Residents to Practice Water Conservation

While the Quabbin Reservoir remains within normal operating range for this time of year, it is always important to practice water conservation wherever possible, particularly during long dry spells such as this.

 One reason MWRA’s reservoirs are still in good shape is that water use efficiency in our region has dramatically decreased total water use from over 340 million gallons per day in 1980 to around 200 million gallons per day now.

 MWRA communities which supply a portion of the water from local supplies may have mandatory restrictions; customers should check with their local water department.

Whether or not your community has water restrictions, it is important for everyone to use water wisely. MWRA’s website,, has many good ideas for saving water – both indoors and outdoors.

 For more information on how to conserve water, call the MWRA’s water conservation line at (617) 242-SAVE.

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