Residential Water Efficiency#
Improve your water efficiency with our residential programs and rebates.
Track your water use, identify leaks and receive high-use alerts with the easy-to-use, mobile-friendly MyWater portal.
High Water Use
Have you been surprised by a high water bill? It may be due to unusually high consumption or a leak.
- Toilet Rebates
- Clothes Washer Rebates
- 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.
- Sprinkler Equipment Rebates
- 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.
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 2021 resulted in 160 million gallons of water saved and average water use is down 22% since 2001.
- 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.
Payments provided by utilities (including Fort Collins Utilities) to Participants for the purchase or installation of water conservation measures may in some circumstances be considered as (partially) taxable income by the IRS. Participants or their assigns receiving incentive payments totaling $600 or more during a program year and who are not organized as a corporation will receive a 1099-MISC from Fort Collins Utilities in January or February of the subsequent year. Participant, or alternate payment recipient, may wish to consult a tax advisor on this matter.
Want a free high-efficiency toilet?
Sign up for a free home efficiency assessment with the experts at Larimer County Conservation Corps today to see if you're eligible.
Did You Know?
Wearing an extra layer of clothing during the winter and lowering the thermostat a few degrees can help save money and energy.
Choosing fans before air conditioning, especially during on-peak hours, can save money.
Sink strainers can catch food waste to prevent expensive clogs and pipe backups.