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Flooding along Poudre Trail
Flooding and Debris Along the Poudre Trail

Due to the heavy flooding in the Poudre Canyon, debris has washed into town along the Poudre Trail. Use caution along the trail as there could be moving waters, debris or hazards underneath the surface and around bridges. 

Black Water on the Poudre
When the Poudre River Run Black - Drinking Water Quality

Recent storms have reduced the quality of the water on the Poudre River to a point where it is not feasible to treat the water for our customers. We are fortunate to have two water sources and are able to rely on high-quality water from Horsetooth Reservoir while the Poudre is full of ash, sediment and debris.

Poudre River
Water Supply Status and Quality

In 2020, the City’s water supplies were severely impacted by two wildfires. Due to the scale and severity of the burn areas, impacts to our raw water supplies are expected to be long-term. Stay updated on our water resource status.

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Water Shortage Watch in Effect

A voluntary Water Shortage Watch is in effect for all Fort Collins Utilities water customers due to ongoing impacts from the Cameron Peak Fire. By taking voluntary actions now, we can reduce the chance of future restrictions. See how you can help save water.

Shields Street Road Closure Through Monday, August 19

A full road closure will be in effect on Shields Street from Mulberry to Mountain from Tuesday, July 6, through Monday, August 19, to replace the sanitary sewer line and complete stormwater improvements. Detour routes will be clearly marked.

Commercial XIP Landscape
Planning a HOA/Commercial landscape transformation?

XIP is a water conservation grant program designed to help Utilities commercial water customers (HOAs, multi-family complexes, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, parks, government entities and more) save water outdoors.

Be Aware of Scams Targeting Utilities Customers

Be aware of anyone claiming to represent Fort Collins Utilities. If you are approached by an individual demanding payment or trying to schedule an efficiency assessment, immediately call the Fort Collins Police non-emergency number at 970-221-6540.

Residential Water Budget

Are you a Utilities' residential water customer? The Water Conservation team is seeking participants to help roll out a new water management tool for homes – customized water budgets.

Sign up by June 30 at fcgov.watersmart.com/waterbudget by logging into your MyWater account. Respondents will be entered to win a free high-efficiency toilet.

Moving Made Easier

Did you know you can start or stop your utility service online? By submitting an online service request, your changes go into effect as soon as the next business day.

Track your Energy and Water Use

Set up an online profile with MyEnergy and MyWater to view detailed electricity and water usage. Monitor use over time to understand costs and conserve resources. 

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New Community Alerts

In addition to emergency notifications, you can now sign up to receive updates about important events, utility outages and closures via text message. 

No Need to Leave Home to Save on Home Efficiency

Visit the new and improved Efficiency Works Store to save on the products that save you water and energy – including LED lighting, smart thermostats, showerheads and more.

  • Aerial Mulching Operations to Begin in Cameron Peak Burn Area
    Release date: Jul-15-2021

    FORT COLLINS, CO – Beginning Monday, July 19, helicopters will take flight to begin aerial mulching operations within the Cameron Peak Fire burn area. The goal of these mulching operations is to mitigate the negative consequences of the wildfire to high priority watershed values including water quality and supply, river ecosystem function and health, and to reduce flood impacts to downstream communities in both the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds.

  • Full Closure of Shields Street between Mulberry Street and Mountain Avenue, July 6-Aug. 19
    Release date: Jun-22-2021

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Utilities crews have started construction to replace the sanitary sewer line along Shields Street between Mulberry and Olive streets and stormwater improvements at the intersection of Magnolia and Shields streets.

  • Fort Collins Utilities Releases 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report
    Release date: Jun-02-2021

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Fort Collins Utilities released its annual Drinking Water Quality Report. The report provides water quality test results, information on how our water is protected, where it comes from and more.    

  • Fort Collins Utilities Observes National Drinking Water Week, May 2-8
    Release date: May-03-2021

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Fort Collins Utilities will celebrate the safety, quality, and reliability of our drinking water during Drinking Water Week, May 2-8. We want to give a big thank you to all our water operations staff who are taking all the necessary steps to maintain safe, reliable water service 24/7/365.

  • Water Shortage Watch and Voluntary Water-Saving Actions Effective April 29
    Release date: Apr-29-2021

    Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry signed a Declaration and Order for a voluntary Water Shortage Watch pursuant to Fort Collins City Code Section 26-167(a) and the Water Shortage Action Plan (WSAP). The Water Shortage Watch and corresponding voluntary water restrictions (water-saving actions) will go into effect Thursday, April 29 for Fort Collins Utilities water customers.

Between a Confined Space and a Wildfire#

Between a Confined Space and a Wildfire

Critical work at Joe Wright Reservoir – success against the odds

Providing a year of diverse challenges is one way to think of how 2020 impacted the City of Fort Collins and Utilities specifically. In early spring, COVID-19 effectively shut down normal operations across the City as more than half the employees began working remotely and the critical workforce onsite kept the City operating under extensive safety protocols and reduced staffing.

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Halligan Water Supply Project#

Halligan Water Supply Project

Existing Halligan Dam and Reservoir

If approved, the Halligan Water Supply Project will enlarge the existing Halligan Reservoir by approximately 8,100 acre-feet to help provide additional protection for Fort Collins Utilities' water customers from future service interruptions during emergencies.

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Distributed Energy Resources#

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Fort Collins Utilities is working with Platter River Power Authority to develop a strategy to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). 

Learn More about DERs