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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.

Free Sprinkler System Audits


A free sprinkler audit helps you save water by using your sprinkler system more effectively. Participants receive a system evaluation and watering schedule, while learning how to find leaks and keep vegetation healthy all summer long.

Audits take approximately 1.5 hours (up to four hours for HOAs) and are scheduled on weekdays.

Sprinkler audits include:

  • visual inspection of each zone to identify problems
  • custom watering schedule
  • recommended system upgrades

Audit does not include system repairs or adjustments. Sprinkler system must be turned on and in good working order.

To qualify for an audit, you must:

  • live in a single-family home or represent an HOA
  • be present for the entire appointment
  • be a Fort Collins Utilities customer, including those served water by Fort Collins-Loveland and ELCO water districts.

Sign up:

  • schedule your appointment online,
  • leave a message at 970-416-2666

Provide your:

  • name
  • address
  • email
  • daytime and home phone numbers
  • estimated number of zones

Self Audit Kits Available

Try a Self Audit Kit (PDF 7240KB) to create a custom watering schedule, while determining your sprinkler system's precipitation rates and uniformity. Call 970-221-6700 to reserve your kit.


Residential Sprinkler Equipment Rebates

If you are making improvements to your sprinkler system, Fort Collins Utilities offers rebates on qualifying equipment.

Click 'Account Login' above to access online bill pay.