Water Conservation TipsWatering sidewalks instead of grass is a common mistake that wastes water sources.

Gresham is blessed with clean drinking water. It's important we respect and protect this invaluable resource. There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.

Water Conservation Products

Consume 30% less water at home by installing:

  • Showerheads
  • Faucet aerators
  • Low-flow toilets -Toilet Rebate Program 
  • Energy efficient dishwashers
  • Front-loading washing machines

To request a water conservation kit, email Robin.Pederson@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2130.

Indoor Water-Saving Tips

  • Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.
  • Don’t let water run.
  • Take shorter showers, about five minutes.
  • Fill the bathtub half full. It’s enough to get you nice and clean.
  • Check for and fix leaky toilets, pipes, or faucets: Seek a Leak 
  • Run the dishwasher and the washing machine with full loads only.
  • If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running.
  • Don’t let the faucet run while you clean food.
  • Install water-saving shower heads or faucet aerators.

Outdoor Water-Saving Tips

  • Water in the morning when it’s not hot.
  • Don’t hose down the sidewalk or driveway; use a broom.
  • Water grass only when it needs it; deep soak the lawn with 1-inch of water weekly.
  • Cover pools and spas to stop evaporation.
  • Plant native and drought-resistant trees and plants.
  • Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.
  • Check for leaks on outside faucets.

For resources on native plants, email Robin.Pederson@GreshamOregon.gov or call 503-618-2130.

Recommended Link

The City is a member of the Regional Water Providers Consortium that provides information to homeowners on: 

  • Landscapes/Gardens
  • Irrigation
  • Leaks
  • Resources
  • Workshops