HOMEOWNER WATER STUDY
CCNL recently conducted a homeowner water consumption study to assess water conservation levels in homes around St. John’s and surrounding areas. We were looking to measure the impact of water conservation education and water saving appliances on residential water use. We were so pleased to see such a high level of interest in our water conservation program, which reached 465 participants from across the province! Our initial goal was set at reaching 100 participants.
We are currently analyzing the data from this study, which will be up on the website soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the study feel free to contact our Water Resources and Conservation Coordinator, Katie Power by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 709-729-7262.
Benefits and Evaluation
This project seeks to advocate for increased water conservation in the province of NL. Our province currently has the highest per capita use of water in the country and is currently one of only a few places that does not mandate the use of water metering for it’s citizens.
Several urban areas that have recently experienced increasingly rapid development have been identified by the Water Resources Management Division of the province. These areas will thus experience, or are currently experiencing, substantial strain on water resources. Residents in these localities will benefit from knowledge of water conservation practices and resources.
The user consumption study will evaluate the current attitudes and level of water conservation awareness of residents in high priority areas. It will also help evaluate the effectiveness of water conservation education and promotions activities by gauging the public’s awareness of, interest in, and response to such activities. By offering conservation kits with water saving devices, in addition to general water conservation information, this study will also measure the public’s reception to using water saving devices.