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  • Conservation & Education

    The Department of Public Utilities is committed to helping Virginia Beach residents of all ages learn about the value of water and how to conserve it, how to keep drains clear, how to protect your pipes and more.

  • Community involvement and education are essential functions of our department. Public Utilities provides a number of services to help the community use water wisely, including free water conservation presentations, a generous toilet rebate program, and tips to make conserving water a daily part of your life. 

    Helping our residents appreciate the value of water often starts with our youngest generations. Public Utilities hosts an annual Water Awareness Calendar Contest for grades K-5, offers in-school performances about wise water use and is available for classroom projects and presentations.

    Through our WaterSense partnership, Virginia Beach Public Utilities joins others around the country in a mission to protect the future of our nation's water supply. For information on WaterSense products and services that meet EPA criteria for efficiency and performance, visit

    Interested in more ways to go green? Visit, a regional awareness campaign aimed at educating residents on how to conserve resources and protect the environment.