Residential Water Efficiency#
Improve your water efficiency with our residential programs and rebates.
- Indoor Retail Product Rebates - Fort Collins Utilities offers indoor rebates on new qualified water-saving toilets and clothes washers, and smart home water monitors.
- Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) (basic home efficiency assessment) - Free installation of efficiency products. LCCC partners with Utilities to offer services and products to improve your home’s efficiency at no cost to you.
- Xeriscape - In a semi-arid climate and unique soil conditions like Fort Collins, xeriscape can save water, time and money in your landscape. Check out the Xeriscape rebates through the Xeriscape Incentive Program.
- Sprinkler Checkups - Receive a watering evaluation and efficient schedule while learning how to find leaks and keep vegetation healthy all summer long.
- Irrigation Equipment Rebates - Get money back on eligible irrigation equipment including controllers, spigot timers and drip conversion kits.
- Rainwater Collection - Rainwater collection is the process of collecting, storing and putting rainwater runoff to use.
- Water-Wise Lawn Care - Half of a home's annual water usage typically goes toward lawn watering. Use less water and maintain a healthy, attractive lawn with these tips.
- Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control Program - State law requires that a backflow device be installed on any water system that is connected to the drinking water system and carries the potential for cross-contamination.
We partner with Efficiency Works to offer instant rebates on a variety of water-saving products. You can browse products by clicking the button below.
Click here to learn more about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's water saving program and how you can use less water throughout the year.
Plans and Reports#
- Water Efficiency Plan - Learn about our goal to reduce water use to 130 gallons, per capita, per day by 2030.
- Water Conservation Annual Report - Actions in 2022 resulted in 173.3 million gallons of water saved and average water use is down 34% since 2000.
- Water Shortage Action Plan (WSAP) - Learn about how Utilities uses water restrictions and other measures to manage its water supply in the event of a projected water shortage.
If a utility makes a payment to you for your purchase or installation of water conservation equipment, the rebate may be considered (partially) taxable income by the IRS. If you receive rebate payments totaling $600 or more within one calendar year, and you are not organized as a corporation, Fort Collins Utilities will send you a 1099-MISC from in January or February of the following year. You may wish to consult a tax advisor if you plan to exceed $600 in rebates.
Did You Know?
Information about business-related programs and rebates regularly goes out in the Keep Current e-newsletter.
Replacing older water heaters, air conditioners, furnaces and boilers with efficient ENERGY STAR® models can save energy and increase home comfort.
Home office and overall electronics typically use very little electricity (1 cent or less per hour on average).