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Residential Water Efficiency#

Improve your water efficiency with our residential programs and rebates.

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Track your water use, identify leaks and receive high-use alerts with the easy-to-use, mobile-friendly MyWater portal.

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High Water Use

Have you been surprised by a high water bill? It may be due to unusually high consumption or a leak.

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Indoor Resources#

  • 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.

Outdoor Resources#

  • 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.

Additional Resources#

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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.

Efficiency Works Store

Water-Saving Ideas#

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#

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How are we doing?#

View the 2022 Water Conservation Report.

Water conservation and efficiency at a glance. Community gallons per capita per day is down 34% since 2000.

Tax Information
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).