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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. 

Participants will:

  1. Receive initial report outlining recommended water use compared to current water use.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

For more information, email or sign up through the MyWater Portal under the Services and Forms menu.

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?

After a rain, skipping watering until the grass dries will save not only water, but also money. 

You can save water when washing fruits or vegetables by filling the sink with water instead of running the faucet.

Planting trees on east, southeast, southwest and west exposures reduce solar heat gain and reduce glare through windows.