Water Conservation Program

Water Conservation saves money, preserves wildlife habitat and makes sure there is enough water for all uses. Review the pages herein to find out how you can save indoors, outdoors, and all around your home or business.

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Native Garden at the Iron Worker's Cottage

Did you know, in collaboration with the Preservation Society, the City built and maintains a native habitat garden at the Iron Worker's Cottage on Wilbur Street? Landscaping with native plants helps use less water and provides shelter and food for native wildlife. Stop by anytime to visit the garden! 

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Free Water Audits Available

One of the most important things a homeowner can do to save water is make sure equipment is functioning appropriately and efficiently.  The City offers free water audits to help community members find ways to use less water.  Water audits are performed during the spring and summer seasons when watering yards begin.

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Resources and Tips

Water conservation can go a long way to help alleviate impending shortages.

Be water wise with these tips and resources!

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Free Items to Help Conserve Water

The City offers devices and tools - such as faucet aerators and rain gages - that can help save thousands of gallons of water every year.  These devices are available free of charge to all Lake Oswego water customers.

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Cubic Feet to Gallons Converter

The water bill is based on 100 cubic feet of water used (CCF). One CCF is equivalent to 748 gallons. To convert 100 cubic feet of water into gallons used, multiply the number of CCFs (the consumption number on the water bill) by 748.

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Water Conservation

City Hall, Second Floor
380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego

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