2018 Water Efficiency Program Annual Report Now Available

Cascade’s 2018 Water Efficiency Program saved approximately 70 million gallons of water, 12.4 million kilowatt hours of energy, and five million pounds of avoided greenhouse gas emissions per year. These savings are equivalent to providing all the indoor water needs for more than 900 families and removing more than 400 cars from the road.

To achieve these outcomes, Cascade partners with many entities across the region.  In 2018, Cascade collaborated with Lake Washington Institute of Technology, US Environmental Protection Agency, Bellevue School District, Lake Washington School District, Puget Sound Energy, Sustainability Ambassadors, Tilth Alliance, and King County Housing Authority. Cascade’s Water Efficiency program includes classroom presentations, Cascade Gardener classes, Water Smart training, Sustainable Landscaping courses, and more.

The program benefits thousands of residents, businesses, schools, and public agencies through a variety of education and outreach activities, training, and replacement of old fixtures and equipment. The program offsets the impacts to regional water demand through growth so, for the foreseeable future, overall annual water demand will likely remain flat or near flat when adjusted for weather.

Click here for the full 2018 Water Efficiency Annual Report.