The Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate is working with the Dow Sustainability Masters Fellowship program to develop a roadmap to implement water and energy conservation efforts across Michigan through our local partners with recommendations for policy and resources needed to support this vital work in small and disadvantaged communities.
The Dow Fellows will explore the connection between water and energy conservation and consider how to develop a model for communities that supports best practices and connecting resources to assist disadvantaged communities. This project will have a water quality lens that incorporates energy conservation.
Stay connected to this work by signing up for the Office of the Clean Water Public Advocate GovDelivery list. There will be opportunities for engagement of stakeholders throughout the process.
Finding and fixing leaks can improve health, reduce utility bills, and significantly reduces water and energy waste. Though Fix-a-Leak Week provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of finding and fixing leaks, the work to save water and energy should be ongoing.
What is Watergy*?
Some people call it Watergy - the strong link between water and energy in the municipal water system. As the word implies, it's the understanding that water and energy efficiency go hand-and-hand. When you look at Watergy in the Municipal or Public Water Supply it revolves around improvements around water service, increased water delivery, reduced water and energy consumption, and more revenue for system upgrades and new customer connections. Municipal Water supplies take actions to save water and energy for their communities and the shared environment before water even gets to their customers - whether that's a home, a school building or even that coffee shop around the corner.
Save water, save money, and help the environment with these tips:
*Contact your local water department or community action agency to see if there are assistance programs