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Environmental Sustainability

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Residential Efficiency Rebates

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Upgrade appliances and fixtures to save water and money!  Rebates are available for high-efficiency toilets, showerheads, clothes washers, dishwashers, and sprinkler equipment. In-store markdowns are also available on select LED bulbs and dimmers. 

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Water Efficiency Rebates for Your Home

To help reach goals established in the Water Conservation Plan, the City offers education, rebates and incentives:

Water Efficiency Rebates for Your Business

Fort Collins Utilities helps businesses save water and money with restroom, clothes washer, dishwasher, sprinkler, and custom rebates.

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Free Sprinkler Audits for Your Home

A sprinkler audit shows you how to use your sprinkler system more effectively. An audit can help you learn about your sprinkler system, identify a leak, keep plants/trees alive and water more efficiently.
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Lawn Watering Guide

The daily Lawn Watering Guide is designed to help you use the right amount of water on your lawn.
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Water-Wise Lawn Care

Half of a home’s annual water use typically goes to lawn watering. Use less water and maintain a healthy, attractive lawn with these tips.
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Xeriscaping How To

Xeriscape is not one particular style or look – it’s the creation of a healthy, attractive landscape that conserves water.
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Home Water Works

Water use calculator, water saving tips and information on fixtures and appliances that use water.
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Stormwater Habitat Education Development

WaterSHED educators lead river field trips and wetland studies for students in 3rd through 12th grade. Hands-on science and math activities take classroom concepts outdoors for active, effective learning.
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Power Washing Guide

Find out how to handle the wastewater when using a power washer.
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Prevent Pollutants during Outdoor Festivals and Events

Find out how to prevent pollutants from entering the City's storm sewer system during outdoor festivals and events.
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Storm Drain Marking Program

Storm drains or gutters carry water storm water directly to the Poudre River and is not treated in a treatment plant.
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Stormwater Quality

Caring for a stream means caring for the land or watershed that drains to it.
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Low Impact Development

See the 7/17/13 presentation "Managing Stormwater Naturally."
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Reporting Spills

Call to report flooding, water main breaks, sewer line problems, water taste or odor, blocked storm drains, spills or dumping down storm drains.
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Plans and Policies


Protecting Water Quality of Local Streams and Rivers

The City’s stormwater drainage system connects directly to the Poudre River. Protecting stormwater quality keeps our waterways healthy and preserves wildlife habitat.
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Xeriscape is a healthy attractive landscape that conserves water. The xeriscape demonstration garden, 300 Laporte Ave., features over 100 species of plants including a Plant Select garden.

September Watershed Newsletter

Sprinkler Audit Scheduling 970-416-2666

Classes at Gardens on Spring Creek

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Liesel Hans
Water Conservation Manager

Susan Strong
Environmental Regulatory Specialist
Fort Collins Utilities