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Welcome to the Water Efficiency Committee

In line with National AWWA goals, the Illinois Section American Water Works Association (ISAWWA) Water Efficiency Committee will provide resources and educational materials for implementing and maintaining a water efficiency program at the municipal and utility level in addition to offering information about local water use to the general public, schools, and officials. Interested in the Illinois Section AWWA Water Efficiency Committee and what we are doing? Email: Michele Piotrowski (

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Committee Objectives
The Committee has four objective areas: 
  1. Communication, Education and Legislation: The committee will collaborate with other AWWA committees (such as the outreach committee) to ensure the flow of information to all stakeholder groups. Educational seminars will be held periodically to include topics such as water audits, general water supply background information, water efficiency BMPs and benefits, and rate structures. The website will serve as a "clearinghouse” of links, resources, and information. In addition the website will track and summarize related key pieces of legislation that affect municipal water use. 
  2. Planning, Evaluation and Research:  Although the committee will not be directly involved water efficiency research, the website will serve as an access point for current in-state and out-of-state research efforts.
  3. Programs and Technology: The committee will host at least one annual program; develop an evaluation program targeted toward utility managers and elected officials and explore hosting webinars throughout the year. Event partnerships with supporting organizations will be encouraged.
  4. Involvement with Other Regions: The committee will continuously seek out opportunities to coordinate with other regions on issues and events related to water efficiency.

Committee Contacts:

Committee Information Fact Sheet 






Best Practice Examples of Water Efficiency in IL.

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The Water Efficiency Committee annually awards a Water Saver Utility Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in any of the following:

• Water efficiency master plans
• Renewable water policies and practices
• Watershed protection
• Environmental stewardship
• Community outreach/education programs
• Water loss reduction initiatives
• Retrofit programs
• Rate measures
• Process optimization
• Water/Energy efficiency
• Employee education
• Conservation

Nominations are archived in this library for use by members for tips on starting your own Water Saver projects.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2019-Mt Prospect PDF (2.71 MB) Administration 4/25/2019
2018-Highland Park PDF (683.11 KB) Administration 4/25/2019
2016-CWLP PDF (304.14 KB) Administration 4/25/2019
2015-Chicago PDF (229.03 KB)  more ] Administration 4/25/2019
2014-Evanston PDF (240.87 KB)  more ] Administration 4/25/2019

Water Efficiency Committee

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Water Efficiency - tri fold brochure for utilities PDF (337.44 KB)  more ] Administration 10/14/2015
Water Loss Control Flyer PDF (720.27 KB)  more ] Administration 2/14/2015
Water Efficiency Committee Information PDF (438.85 KB)  more ] Administration 4/13/2017
Lowes End cap HE Toilet JPG (50.84 KB)  more ] Administration 9/14/2012
Channel 18 Toilet Slide - Final PDF (62.04 KB)  more ] Administration 9/14/2012
HE Toilet Rebate Application PDF (107.95 KB)  more ] Administration 9/14/2012
Shower Timer & Toilet Leak Detection Tablets PDF (119.34 KB) Administration 4/13/2017
Water-Energy Nexus Survey Summary Report PDF (4.87 MB) Administration 9/4/2012

WaterSaver Award - FACT SHEETS

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014_Algonquin_-_Fact_Sheet.pdf PDF (3.18 MB) Administration 5/29/2019
2018_Highland_Park_-_Fact_Sheet.pdf PDF (3.03 MB) Administration 5/29/2019
2014_Evanston_-_Fact_Sheet.pdf PDF (2.9 MB) Administration 5/29/2019
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