Water Stewardship – Why Conservation Makes Sense For Business

Minnesota businesses here in the land of 10,000 lakes are redefining the role of business and industry in caring for and conserving our most precious resource – water. Water has been an undervalued resource for many decades, but companies are starting to notice that the true, full cost of water and wastewater disposal is straining their budget. Hidden costs of water include energy to heat, pump, and treat it, plus wastewater management. Savvy businesses are thinking critically about water stewardship and how to protect this asset not only for business use, but also for their communities and local ecosystems that depend on clean water now and into the future.

These pages will help you determine where to start, continue, or improve your water conservation program. For specific information on water conservation opportunities within your industry, please visit the Industries Web page.