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.
The Fort Collins City Council adopted the updated Water Supply and Demand Management Policy (PDF 91KB) in November 2012. The policy states, "The reliability and capacity of the City's water supply system should be maintained to meet the planning level demand during at least a 1-in-50 drought event in the Cache la Poudre River Basin."
Fort Collins Utilities defines a drought as below-average runoff from the Cache la Poudre River. Droughts are measured by:
Through statistical analysis, City officials determined the worst drought that could occur every 50 years in the region. This is called a "design drought". The Fort Collins Utilities staff uses the "design drought" to determine Fort Collins' current and future water supply needs. This "design drought":