Water Use Efficiency

Recognizing the importance of conservation and efficient use of the basin's waters to ensure their sustainable use, the Agreement identified goals for water conservation and efficiency.  The water conservation and efficiency goals are:

  • Ensuring improvement of the Waters and Water Dependent Natural Resources;
  • Protecting and Restoring the hydrologic and ecosystem integrity of the Basin
  • Retaining the quantity of surface water and groundwater in the Basin
  • Ensuring the sustainable use of Waters of the Basin; and,
  • Promoting the efficiency of use and reducing losses and waste of Water.

The Agreement also commits the Regional Body to adopting basin-wide objectives to meet these goals.  The objectives were first adopted by the Regional Body on December 4, 2007 and were most recently re-affirmed on December 11, 2019.

Each State and Province has also implemented either a mandatory or voluntary water conservation and efficiency programs to achieve these basin-wide goals and objectives.

Basin-Wide Objectives

The Regional Body most recently re-affirmed Basin-Wide Objectives on December 11, 2019.  The objectives, which are reviewed on regular intervals by the Regional Body, along with the water conservation and efficiency goals found in the Agreement, guide the States and Provinces as they implement and modify their water conservation and efficiency programs.

Annual Water Conservation and Efficiency Assessments

2019

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2018

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2017

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2016

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2015

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Wisconsin

2014

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec-français (Updated June 9, 2015)

Québec-Annexe 1-français (Updated June 9, 2015)

Québec (Updated June 9, 2015)

Québec-Appendix 1 (Updated June 9, 2015)

Wisconsin

2013

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Québec--Francais

Wisconsin

2012

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Québec--Francais

Wisconsin

2011

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Québec--Francais

Wisconsin

2009

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Minnesota

New York

Ohio

Ontario

Pennsylvania

Québec

Québec-Francias

Wisconsin