Irrigation Efficiency for HOA, Multifamily and Commercial Properties#
Looking for help with Excess Water Use surcharges? Check out the Allotment Management Program. Qualified customers may be eligible to receive a waiver from Excess Water Use surcharges for up to three years if a water conservation project is implemented.
Looking to convert your landscape? Check out the Xeriscape Incentive Program for HOAs and Commercial Properties.
Save water and money with a landscape water budget or by working with a Certified Landscape Professional.
Landscape Water Budget Program#
Water bills can be a large expense for HOAs and businesses. Enroll in the free Landscape Water Budget program to see if you can save money on your landscape expenses. Like a financial budget, a water budget helps make the best use of your resources by tracking water use and comparing it to water-use goals determined by vegetation type, irrigated area and weather. This program is only available to Fort Collins Utilities water customers with commercial water taps.
- Receive initial report outlining recommended water use compared to current water use.
- Participate in a one-hour site visit to review budget and basic opportunities. We ask that the community manger/property manager, landscaper, facility manager, and a HOA member (if applicable) attend to increase communication between groups and encourage common goals.
- Receive subsequent reports through the irrigation season outlining recommended water use and current water use. Subsequent reports serve as “check-ins” to see how the site is performing.
A sample water budget identifies when water is being overapplied (red). Budget is based on the landscape area and Fort Collins’ weather for the year.
Save by working with a Certified Landscape Professional#
The new Certified Landscape Professionals (CLP) program helps local residents identify certified landscape and irrigation professionals.
CLP members have gone through the rigorous process of obtaining certification from a leading landscape organization, which is why Utilities recommends the following businesses for landscaping and irrigation needs.
Partner to Save – A Midstream Process#
Utilities no longer offers irrigation rebates directly to commercial customers. Instead, Utilities works directly with contractors (CLPs) to encourage installation of high-efficiency irrigation equipment.
With this approach, more irrigation installs are performed by qualified, water-efficiency-focused contractors. Customers working with CLPs receive high-quality service and are no longer burdened with paperwork.
Partner with a CLP to save today.
Did You Know?
Mowing bluegrass 2.5"-3" tall will promote deeper rooting and shade the plant's root zone. Never cut more than 1/3 of the leaf blade.
Opening windows on summer evenings brings in cool outdoor air.
Rebates are available for 1.1 gallons per flush, WaterSense-labeled toilets.