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Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.

Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.

Water Efficiency Plan

Achieving high water efficiency provides additional measures of reliability to the water supply system to ensure high quality service to customers in case of drought, climate change and unforeseen shortages. Fort Collins Utilities is currently updating the plan that outlines how we will promote efficiency.

Water efficiency is of vital importance for many reasons, including to:

  • foster a conservation ethic and eliminate waste
  • demonstrate a commitment to sustainability
  • provide water for multiple beneficial purposes
  • reduce costs for the Utility and customers
  • prepare for forecasted climate change

Fort Collins Utilities has a Water Conservation Plan (PDF 1.1 MB) that was adopted by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2010. The State mandates a plan is updated every seven years. The current update will be submitted to the State in 2017. The plan is now called a Water Efficiency Plan to encompass other activities beyond conservation, such as graywater use and reuse water.

Fort Collins Utilities aggressively manages water conservation programs to support the efficient use of water. With the process of updating the plan, the goals and activities in the current plan will be reviewed and evaluated.

The timeline for updating the plan:

  • Spring and Summer 2015—Draft plan
  • Summer and Fall 2015—Community engagement
  • October 2015—City Council Work Session
  • Winter 2015—60-day public comment period
  • 2016—City Council funding and adoption
  • 2017—Submission to Colorado Water Conservation Board

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Take a short survey to give your input as the Water Efficiency Plan is being updated.

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