Consultations and Audits

Ensure Your Landscape and Water Use is Optimized

At Northern Water we know the importance of designing the perfect landscape while being efficient with water use. That’s why we offer landscape consultations and irrigation assessments through our qualified staff and partnership agencies.  

Landscape Consultations

Designed for our commercial customers, these landscape consultations are offered by Northern Water staff free of charge. The visit will address issues of concern, including water usage, landscape management and design, irrigation system performance, landscape plans and expectations, and ideas. Consultations may include several topics, including plant selection, turf maintenance, soil management and more. Appointments are typically 60-90 minutes and are first come, first served. In order to provide the best assessment, we may require an irrigation audit to be performed beforehand.   

Consultations are available to municipalities, schools, businesses, homeowners' associations and other entities within Northern Water and the Municipal Subdistrict boundaries. 

To get started, please complete an intake form to provide information about your project. Also check out the Landscape Renovation Resources. To schedule a consultation, please contact Lyndsey Lucia.

Employee conducting a garden consultation with 2 guests
Sprinkler efficiency test.
Resource Central's Catch the Cup Test as part of their irrigation audits.

Irrigation Assessments 

Irrigation assessments provide a foundation for assessing outdoor water use. Thanks to a partnership with Resource Central, more HOAs and commercial properties within Northern Water's boundaries will have access to Resource Central's Slow the Flow landscape irrigation audits. Assessments are designed to help identify water waste and offer direction for optimal water use. The assessments are offered by water providers in Northern Colorado as a free tool to customers. Check to see if your water provider is on the list

In partnership with Aqua Engineering, commercial and municipal properties have access to advanced irrigation assessments. These assessments will assess each landscape and evaluate the irrigation system to identify water saving opportunities and determine solutions to cost-effectively improve or maintain landscape quality.  

To determine the best irrigation assessment option, please contact Spencer Bernard

Commercial Indoor Assessments

The Commercial and Institutional Indoor Assessment program offers no-cost indoor water-use assessments for commercial properties, thanks to a partnership with the Brendle Group. This program supports commercial water users like office buildings, schools, hotels, restaurants, and more, by identifying water and cost saving opportunities in their operations. After a review of past water usage and a walkthrough of the facility, each participant receives a detailed report summarizing water saving recommendations and high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators and pre-rinse spray valves where applicable.  

For more information and to sign up, please email Darren Nowels

Commercial building bathroom sinks.
Water infrastructure

Water Loss Audits

Northern Water partners with Colorado Water Loss Initiative and Manual 36 Water Auditing and Loss Control Programs to provide water loss audits.

Colorado Water Loss Initiative is a program of the Colorado Water Conservation Board that aims to reduce supply-side water loss by providing training and technical assistance to water providers in Colorado.

Manual 36 Water Auditing and Loss Control Programs are an initiative of the American Water Works Association’s, which allow providers to identify the volume of water losses (non-revenue water) in their distribution infrastructure, determine the economic value of these volumes, and then select appropriate mitigation measures to control those losses. 

For more information, please contact the Water Efficiency team.