Water Conservation

Northern Water provides water conservation information to the general public, landscapers, municipalities, agricultural users and Northern Water allottees. Water conservation is an integral part of Northern Water’s management strategy and long-range planning to encourage wise water use and stewardship. Northern Water welcomes input and inquiries about its water conservation activities.

Conservation Gardens at Northern WaterConservation Gardens
The Conservation Gardens at Northern Water’s headquarters in Berthoud, CO demonstrate “Colorado friendly” landscaping.

Weather & Evapotranspiration Information

Build custom weather data graphs and charts from data collected from Northern Water’s 20 weather stations in Northern Colorado on the Weather and Evapotranspiration Data page. Select weather parameters to visually display on the Northern Water Weather Map. Learn more» 

Home & Garden Conservation

Learn how to save water inside your home and on your lawn and garden by properly preparing the soil, choosing the right plants and grasses and using water efficiently. Learn more» 

Conservation Gardens Plants & Photos

Can't decide which water-conserving plants to use in your landscape? Get some ideas in the Plants & Photos section. See photos and information for dozens of low-water-use plants, from flowers to shrubs to grasses. Learn more»

Conservation Gardens at Northern Water

Visit the award-winning Conservation Gardens at Northern Water, discover efficient irrigation methods and see more than 700 “Colorado friendly” plants, grasses and shrubs. Learn more»

Landscape Industry Conservation

Keep abreast of landscape industry water conservation standards and learn about current resources and training and annual events including the Conservation Gardens Fair and Fall Field Day. Learn more» 

Water Conservation & Management Plan

The Water Conservation and Management Plan summarizes Northern Water's extensive water conservation efforts and includes a survey of 27 municipalities. Learn more»