City of Wichita officials on Wednesday announced the start of a revamped water conservation program, Every Drop Makes An Impact. The purpose of the program is to increase awareness of water supply challenges and provide residents with the tools they need to make a difference. Residents are encouraged to visit www.SaveWichitaWater.com to find updates in several categories outlined below.
- Rebate Program – Residents can download an application to receive rebates on appliances and rain barrels that meet certain guidelines outlined on the website. The $1 million dollar program will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund dries up or until Dec. 31.
- Wichita Water Watch - This weekly video segment on Cox Cable Channel 7 will provide an update on how much water the community is using, changes in Cheney Reservoir water levels, the drought status, rebate program updates, and a water conservation tip of the week. The Wichita Water Watch will also be made available on www.SaveWichitaWater.com, YouTube and the City’s Facebook and Twitter sites.
- Water conservation tips – The tips make it simple for residents to learn how to conserve water while saving money.
- City of Wichita Internal Conservation Plan – Residents can learn about the steps the City is taking to save water.
Despite spring rains, Cheney Reservoir levels are significantly lower than normal and Wichita remains in a drought. Water conservation is a powerful tool for not only helping Cheney recover from the drought, but for delaying the need for expensive new sources of supply in the future. Residents are encouraged to continue conserving water both during the drought and afterwards.