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Tip #221

Replace high-bay, high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting with high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) fixtures.

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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 Conservation Plan


The City of Fort Collins Water Conservation Plan (PDF 1.1 MB) establishes a goal of reducing water use to 140 gallons per capita per day (gpcd) by 2020. Achieving this goal will provide an additional measure of reliability to the water supply system to ensure high quality service to customers in case of future drought, climate change and unforeseen shortages.

The plan lays out a significant expansion of the current program and targets residential and commercial customers as well as indoor and outdoor water use. In November 2009, Council adopted the 2010-2011 budget with the recommended water conservation measures. The plan was approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in April 2010.

Water conservation 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 provides an Annual Report (PDF 1.8MB) to City Council summarizing accomplishments and progress toward water conservation goals.