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Harry C. LaBonde, Jr., PE, Director 
6920 Yellowtail Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82002 
Phone: 307-777-7626 

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Water Management and Conservation Program

Conserving water is a function of water management. It is a tool to help meet the demands society places on a finite supply of water. Saving water is not necessarily simply the result of water conservation implementation but is also the outcome of water management influences related to history, custom, culture and politics. As such, conserving water is not only an activity involving irrigation efficiency, low-flush toilets and xeriscaping but an idea regulating growth, development and environmental mitigation.

The Wyoming Water Development Commission and the Wyoming State Engineer's Office, in partnership with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, initiated the development of a water conservation program for the state beginning August 1998. The purpose of this effort is to develop options for a water conservation program with targets of addressing water conservation practices, investigating strategies, evaluating methodology, analysis of implementation ramifications, evaluation of impacts and identification of sources of assistance.

The water conservation program has developed a directory of assistance programs available to water users and the public. There are presently 25 participating local, state and federal agencies and organizations that provide educational, technical, financial, planning and policy assistance to water users and the public in pursuing voluntary water management and conservation implementation. Access this directory through the following links:


The Wyoming State Engineer's Office, Western States Water Council, Bureau of Reclamation Wyoming Area Office and the Natural Resources Conservation Service sponsored a western region Water Conservation Symposium in Casper, Wyoming on July 12-14, 2000. Access to a summary of the presentations and activities of this symposium are available through the following address:


For additional information on the Wyoming Water Development Commission, Water Conservation Program please contact:

Ron Vore, Water Conservationist

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