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Water Distribution#

Fort Collins Utilities proudly serves high-quality water to over 35,000 residents and businesses.

Established in 1882, the Water Utility maintains: 

  • More than 500 miles of water mains (pipelines)
  • Approximately 12,700 valves and 3,760 fire hydrants
  • Over 35,140 water meters

Our water comes from the Cache la Poudre River and Horsetooth Reservoir and is treated at the Water Treatment Facility.

The quality of our infrastructure and ongoing maintenance and replacement programs, known as capital improvement projects, are critical to our water distribution system. Some of Fort Collins’ pipelines have been in operation for over 100 years and must be upgraded to continue providing safe and reliable water.

Learn more about the importance of water infrastructure through this American Water video.

Learn More About Water Distribution in Fort Collins#

Backflow

 

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Development/Construction Standards

 

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Landscape Guidelines around Hydrants

 

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Leak Detection

 

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Service Area

 

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System Flushing

 

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Water Meters

 

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Water Pressure

 

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Water Service Line Repair/Ownership

 

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Water Filling Station

 

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Safe Water Action Program (SWAP) - Galvanized Line Replacement

 

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Did You Know?

Opening windows on summer evenings brings in cool outdoor air.

You can save water when washing fruits or vegetables by filling the sink with water instead of running the faucet.

Installing cooking vent hood controls with VFD fans and sensors (rebates available) at your business can help save energy and money.