Don’t Waste Your Water
Public water supplies usually use groundwater or surface water, like lakes or rivers, as a source. Water is treated and distributed throughout the city. Just like other services provided by a municipality, if more water is demanded, facilities like water treatment plants will either have to be expanded or new facilities will need to be constructed. Water treatment plants are expensive to build and operate. Used water must also be disposed of. The majority of water from residential and commercial toilets, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers goes to the sanitary sewer and then on to the waste-water treatment plant. There are water is treated before being discharged, usually to a bay or stream or other body of water. Although the water is treated, there is concern that it impacts the quality of water into which it is discharged.