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Providing Safe, Reliable Drinking Water#

Fort Collins Utilities is committed to providing safe, reliable drinking water. We are one of many water providers in Fort Collins. Our service area covers about 35 square miles. We serve more than 35,000 customers.

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Your Water#

Poudre River

Water Sources

Learn more about where your drinking water comes from.

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Source Water Monitoring and Watershed Protection

See how we monitor and protect our watersheds.

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Water Supply Planning

See how we manage our water supply to ensure water for customers.

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Water Treatment

Learn more about the treatment process.

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Water Distribution

Learn how water gets from the treatment plant to your tap.

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Water Quality

Learn how we monitor water quality through all stages of our water system.

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Hot Topics#

Cameron Peak Fire

Water Supply Status & Quality

See how the 2020 wildfires impacted our water .

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Contaminant Monitoring

See what’s being done about emerging contaminants.

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Lead & Copper

Managing lead and copper in water is a public health responsibility that is shared among water utilities, consumers, manufacturers, regulators and plumbers.

Poudre River

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

These chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and can accumulate over time. 

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COVID-19 Impacts to Water Quality

Your drinking water is safe to use from your tap as usual, as confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA).

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Algal Blooms

Algal blooms can be caused by a variety of algae and can occur in natural waterbodies under certain environmental conditions.



Safe disposal practices for unused prescription and over-the-counter medications are important to keep pharmaceuticals out of water bodies.

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Currently, Fort Collins Utilities' drinking water fluoride levels are in the range of 0.60-0.75 ppm, with the fluoride system being monitored continuously.

Water Quality Report#

View detailed information about where our water comes from, what it contains and other information.

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Drinking Water Quality Policy#

City Council Resolution 93-144 adopted the Drinking Water Quality Policy to ensure continuous delivery of high-quality drinking water to Fort Collins Utilities' customers.

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What's In the Works: Projects and Programs#

Halilgan Reservoir

Halligan Water Supply Project

The Halligan Water Supply Project proposes to enlarge the existing Halligan Reservoir by approximately 8,200 acre-feet.

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Fort Collins Neighborhood

Safe Water Action Program (SWAP)

SWAP identifies and replaces galvanized service lines, which may have a lead gooseneck within the Fort Collins Utilities service area.

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Capital Improvement Projects

See what capital improvement projects are currently in the works.

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Raw Water Rental Program

Surplus water can be rented for irrigation purposes through the annual Raw Water Rental Program.

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Guidelines & Resources#

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Water 101

Do you know where our water comes from?

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Conservation & Efficiency


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Building & Development


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Service Line Ownership & Responsibility


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Landscape Guidelines


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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.

Maintaining your heating equipment ensures it is running efficiently. 

We continually work to improve our infrastructure and distribution systems. See what’s in the works.