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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 2023 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?

Cleaning your dryer filter regularly prevents lint build ups that can reduce airflow resulting in clothes not drying completely.

Closing curtains and shades during the summer helps keep your home cooler.

Only pee, poo and toilet paper should be flushed. Everything else should be thrown in the trash.