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Water Conservation

The Butte Environmental Council's Watershed Program works in collaboration with other local non-profit organizations such as Altacal Audubon Society and California Native Plant Society to conserve rain water, capture and reuse wastewater, and provide habitat for native wildlife to thrive.

Lawns to Native Landscapes

Rainwater Catchment   


Water Conservation in the media

If anyone knows how important water is; it’s us folks up here in the north.  However, we are also pretty spoiled.  In 2013, the average Angeleno used 150 gallons of water per day, as opposed to the average Chicoan, who used 228 gallons.  Let’s not be too hard on ourselves just yet; according to CalWater, this amount is down from 280 gallons just a few years ago.  So! Congratulations to us...but we’ve got a ways to go. 

A boost to your efforts is that CalWater offers rebates for your toilets, shower heads, and hose faucets!