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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.

Design Assistance Program



Get help creating an attractive, low-water using landscape plan for an area of your yard. The Xeriscape Design Assistance Program includes a private, 1½ hour consultation with a landscape design professional. At the end of the consultation, you will have a plan that is ready to be installed by you or a contracted landscaper.

To be eligible, you must be a Fort Collins Utilities water customer.

Fee: $50, paid directly to the landscape designer.


To get started:

  1. Register online to verify eligibility and to be added to the sign up list. Please allow up to three business days for your request to process.
  2. Receive a preparation packet, including Preparing for Your Design Consultation (PDF 2MB) and a list of participating landscape designers.
  3. Contact one or more of the designers on the list and choose one you'd like to work with.
  4. Schedule an appointment with a designer at your home or other agreed upon location.

After your design consultation, you are eligible for a Xeriscape Installation Rebate of $.50 per square foot (sf), up to $500.


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