In Our Homes Did you know that on average, residential use of water - including single and multi-family homes - accounts for more than 50 percent of all water consumed? More than 500 water systems customers that submit local water supply plans to the N.C. Division of Water Resources, report that half of water use is intended for residential water consumption. So, what you do at home really DOES make a difference! Fresh, clean water is a limited resource -- and we all need water for life! Making the decision to conserve water in everything you do – from shortening showers to installing rain barrels – will make our limited supply of water go further. To learn more about regulation behind irrigation, or how you can become a licensed irrigation contractor, be sure to visit this website for more information. The most effective efforts for conservation is done one home at a time, one person at a time. Additional websites to learn more about water conservation in your home: What is a water footprint? Find out by exploring this website. Water Usage Calculator: Find out how much water you use and learn techniques to save water in your home. 10 Ways to Save Water at Home: A helpful list to give ideas for water conservation. Can you think of other ways to save water? Saving Water also Saves Electricity: Learn about how water conservation can also help conserve electricity!