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Energy Tips

Install a refrigerant heat-recovery system to heat domestic hot water if large refrigeration equipment is present.

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Xeriscape

Xeriscape is not one particular style or look - it's the creation of a healthy, attractive landscape that conserves water.

Xeriscape

  • Provides a diversity of seasonal colors and textures
  • Lowers outdoor water use 30-50 percent
  • Reduces yard maintenance

Find inspirational ideas to xeriscape your yard. View the parkway landscaping guidelines (PDF 316KB) and the xeriscape design booklet (PDF 5.5MB).

Xeriscape Incentive Program

We are proud to offer xeriscape assistance via the newly launched Xeriscape Incentive Program. Follow the link to learn how Fort Collins Utilities can help you save money, save water and make your landscape more attractive than ever.

Sprinkler Audit PLUS

Interested in replacing grass with a low-water landscape, but not ready for a BIG project? Sprinkler Audit PLUS will evaluate whether an eligible sprinkler zone exists that may be easily switched from spray heads to drip irrigation, from grass to a Garden In A Box. Customers may receive a $110 rebate plus additional sprinkler equipment for installing a qualifying project.  Limited funds - first come, first served!