- Global Green USA has opened a special application period for their Sustainable Neighborhood Assessment assistance specifically for communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be accepted online through April 30.
- EPA hosts the Local Climate and Energy Webcast Series to assist local governments as they explore and plan climate change and clean energy efforts. Check out the upcoming webcasts here.
Community prosperity relies on continuous access to clean water, from reliable drinking water supplies to clean waters that support ecosystems, commercial industries, and recreation.
Water resources can be protected and conserved through a variety of strategies such as efficient use of municipal supplies; on-site stormwater collection, water recycling and treatment; wastewater treatment system improvements; and the reduction of non-point source pollution of local watersheds and aquifers.
Read more about water management in the Protecting Water Supply and Ensuring Future Supply Chapter of Planning for a Sustainable Future -
A Guide for Local Governments [PDF 4.9 MB, 58 pp].
What You Can Do
Water is essential for both ecosystem health and human activities. Investing in your community’s water management infrastructure today could save you money tomorrow by mitigating some of the indirect effects water mismanagement like flooding and estuary pollution.
- Learn about your local watershed
- Support sustainable water infrastructure in your community
- Improve watershed protection by taking measures to protect wetlands like passing local laws and ordinances
New York City has created free water conservation kits for house and apartment owners. These kits are available from the city’s Department of Environmental Protection and include a faucet aerator, a showerhead that reduces water flow without compromising pressure, and other pieces of water-saving equipment.