We will achieve a significant reduction in the amount of water used per person. Water is not overly abundant in the Oklahoma City area and the effects of climate change are uncertain, but not likely to produce more annual rainfall. Therefore, it is likely that at best, obtaining water will become more difficult and rates will increase. Water conservation is a positive good to everyone and steps should be taken to stretch our resources. To this end, the City should identify and remove regulatory barriers related to such water conservation measures as rainwater harvesting, gray water irrigation, and other re-use strategies and practices. Public education programs should identify areas of unnecessary water usage and provide citizens with information on how to reduce individual usage.

The City can also lead the water conservation cause by example, by reducing potable water consumption at City facilities, such as City Hall or recreation facilities. Water conservation can be promoted through a combination of user education and facility modifications, such as installing low flow faucets.