Planning for Efficiency
Water Use Efficiency Planning
The Water Conservation Act of 2004 requires that retail water providers that sell more than 2,000 acre-feet of water annually have a state approved water use efficiency plan. The links below provide helpful information for those writing or revising a plan.
Search and browse approved water use efficiency plans.
Step-by-step guide to water efficiency planning and writing your own water use efficiency plan.
Examples of effective conservation measures and programs to inspire and enhance municipal water efficiency plans.
In order to effectively mitigate drought related impacts, Colorado water providers must plan for drought.
Drought Management Planning
The following links provide helpful resources for drought contingency planning.
The National Integrated Drought Information System coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting and planning. This site contains a list of links with drought resources specific to water providers.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board provides a Municipal Drought Management Plan guidance document and accompanying worksheets to assist municipal water providers and local governments in developing local-specific drought management plans.
The Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan was drafted by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2018 and outlines a mechanism for drought monitoring, impact assessment, response and mitigation.