Protecting our Water

The Town of Sharon is committed to providing clean, safe, healthy drinking water to its residents, and has teamed with the Neponset River Watershed Association in Canton, MA, to run the Sharon Water Conservation Program.

The program consists of award winning educational outreach, toilet & clothes washer rebates, free giveaways (shower heads and faucet aerators), and leak detection.

In the past, the program has provided rain barrels and drought tolerant fescue grass seed at a substantially discounted price.

Visit the Sharon Water Conservation website at to learn more about the program.

How is Sharon doing with Water Conservation?

  • The Sharon Water Department uses approximately $150,000 worth of electricity every year just to pump our municipal wells, not counting the energy used to heat water.  According to the Christian Science Monitor, water use is responsible for over 12% of America’s energy consumption.
  • Sharon’s award-winning water conservation program has resulted in a 20% reduction in water use.
  • The average water use in Sharon is approximately 57 gallons per person per day. The average water use across the U.S. in 90-100 gallons per person per day.

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