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Conservation Hero program focuses on local water conservation

El Pasoans know the value of water and recognize the importance of conserving in a desert region that often sees only nine inches of rain in a year. El Pasoans have cut the city's water consumption by 37 percent, from over 205 gallons per person per day to 129 gallons per person per day.

While this is an important achievement, El Paso's water supply strategy calls for further reductions by 2030 with a target of 118 gallons per person per day.

EPWater will honor El Paso homeowners who make every drop count with its Conservation Hero program. Residential customers can nominate themselves or someone they know to be recognized as a Residential Conservation Hero.

The Residential Conservation Hero will be recognized on the field during the July 21 El Paso Chihuahuas home game. They will receive four tickets to that game and be featured in a video and on the EPWater website and social media platforms.

The nomination form can be obtained through the link on this page or at the TecH2O Center, 10751 Montana Ave. Entries must be received by May 22.

A community culture of conservation is essential for preserving the Hueco and Mesilla aquifers for future generations.

Residents can take steps in their everyday lives to help with water conservation, such as fixing leaks, turning off water between uses and installing more water efficient appliances or equipment.