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.
Per the Water Supply & Demand Management Policy (PDF 91KB), Utilities maintains enough water supply to meet at least a 1-in-50 year type drought event in the Poudre River basin. During more severe droughts, restrictions or other measures may be needed to reduce demands to match available supplies per the Water Supply Shortage Response Plan (PDF 95KB). Every year, the City encourages water conservation to make efficient use of a scarce and valuable resource. Learn more in the Fort Collins Water Supply and Demand Management Policy Revision Report (PDF 5MB).
Each year, the City typically:
The City currently owns water rights that yield approximately 75,000 acre-feet per year. Because of system capacity and legal constraints, as well as annual yield variations, the amount available to meet treated water demands is normally much less. Today, the City's water supplies can meet an average annual treated water demand of approximately 31,000 acre-feet during a 1-in-50 year type drought.
Learn what it takes to provide quality drinking water, protect water resources, monitor water quality and manage urban watersheds. Sign up for a bus tour of the Poudre River watershed—July 14 or Aug. 8, 2015.