Efficient Water Use

Be a Good Steward of Water Resources

As growth in Northern Colorado continues, it’s imperative that we use the region’s water resources wisely. Our Water Efficiency Program provides water efficiency services to allottees in order to maximize the value and use of the water we deliver, while doing so in a cost-effective, collaborative and demonstrative manner. 

Northern Water views water efficiency as an integral part of its management strategy with long-range planning that encourages people to be good stewards of water resources. The supplemental water that we provide through the Colorado-Big Thompson and Windy Gap projects is diverted from the Colorado River. With known pressures on this river system, it is critically important that we make the best use of this resource and support regional water resilience by promoting water efficient and drought tolerant landscapes.

Built on input from and designed in response to input from our allottees and stakeholders, our Water Efficiency Program is designed to provide information 

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and education to the public, green industry professionals, municipalities and Northern Water allottees. We focus on providing support to the commercial water industry by supporting large-scale landscapes, including homeowners associations, parks, cities, businesses and more. However, we also support residential customers in their landscape and irrigation needs. 

We want to ensure we do more with less water and can secure this resource for existing and future generations.

Northern Water Wins EPA WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award 

Northern Water was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its work promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2022. For the past three years Northern Water was recognized as a Promotional Partner of the Year. Northern Water was one of 13 Sustained Excellence Award winners. In the past year, Northern Water conducted water conservation activities throughout the year, such as its Collaborative Water-Efficient Landscape Grant Program and its award-winning Conservation Gardens at Northern Water.

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