Conservation is our best option moving forward in terms of preserving water supply. When it comes to protecting and ensuring a long-term water supply for the future, conservation is both easier and $5 million less expensive than alternative supply development. When combined with additional infrastructure investment to reduce leakage, we can take steps forward to protect our water sources and make sure we have the ability to sustain ourselves in the future.
Your challenges
Engaging and encouraging your local customers to invest in conservation measures on their own property can be a challenge when they may not have the means to do so. Also, with so many “green” programs out there, it can be hard for individuals to determine which option is best for their home.
Our solutions

SUEZ has expanded our commitments, with both local municipalities and the residential, multi-family and non-residential customers they serve. Our easy to use rebate program incentivizes users to do their part for water conservation, by offering deals on the appliances they need to help make their homes more eco-friendly.

We also offer indoor and outdoor water audits to our customers, where they can assess the levels of water usage in their home, and receive fixture replacements and maintenance recommendations. With each audit, we can make our customers more aware of their water usage and help take steps to conserving more in the future. The combination of these programs often has a return on investment of 1-2 years, and saves them money on their water bills for years to come.

Our references

Planning for the Future in Rockland County, New York

In the mid-2000s, Rockland County was in need of a new water supply based on population growth and expansion. When a public service commission called for a state mandated conservation system, SUEZ teamed up with Rockland County to initiate the first program of its kind based primarily on appliance rebates.  

Over the course of the program, open to residential, multi-family, and non-residential customers, over 1,700 rebates were redeemed. Non-residential customers also qualified for additional rebates for appliances like commercial toilets, urinals, and pre-rinse spray valves. Through our partnership with Rockland County, we were able to combine instant energy and water saving rebates through local retail stores.   

Between the additional infrastructure investment and new, efficient appliances, Rockland County is projecting an estimated savings of 15% annually, which could equate to more than 600,000 gallons of water, and up to $100 per customer.