Water Conservation

Water & Conservation Tips

Inside your home

  • Replace old, high-flow toilets with low-flow or dual-flush models.  We even have a rebate for you!
  • Shorten your shower time.
  • Like your water cold?  Keep a pitcher in the fridge so you don't have to let your tap run until it's cool enough.
  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

Outside your home

  • Check all outside taps for leaks.
  • If you water your lawn or garden, do so at dawn.  It's better for your plants, and water won't be lost to evaporation in the hot sun as quickly.
  • Cover pools to reduce water loss.

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Conservation and Demand Management

Did you know that the treatment and distribution of water and wastewater is the single largest energy user in most municipalities?

The Town of Collingwood spends $1,204,861.62 per year on energy costs at 12 building and facilities, related to the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.  10,375,236.97 kWh of energy is used per year, which results in 11391235.18 kilograms of greenhouse gases.  

We are pleased to share our Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan for the 2014 through to 2019 period, which has been prepared as per Ontario Regulation 397/11.  This regulation requires that all municipalities report on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions annually, beginning in 2011.  Municipalities were also required to prepare energy conservation and demand plans beginning in 2014.

Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (pdf)