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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#


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.
  • 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.

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#

Tax Information
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.

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.