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Westminster is one of the most sustainable cities in America, with an economically strong, socially vibrant and environmentally healthy community for current and future generations. A sustainable community is a desirable place to live, work, visit and play. At the core, sustainability is about creating livable neighborhoods and providing core services for residents and businesses. This is an aspirational vision for Westminster and it will take many partners working together to accomplish it. 

Sustainability News

Thursday, October 18, 2018

City looks to the future

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Sustainability examples

  • The city's reclaimed water system treats waste water for use in landscape irrigation. By build out, the system will save 3,500 acre feet of water, enough to supply 8,150 single family homes with all of the water they would need for a year.
     
  • The city purchases 4.2 mega watts of energy from community solar gardens for city facilities, saving the city $30,000 per year in energy costs and reducing the city's green house gas emissions.
     
  • Westminster in a Platinum Level Solar Friendly Community, and we have the numbers to prove it. As of 2017, 1,632 single-family homes have solar installed, which represents 6 percent of all homes. And those homes generate 8.9 megawatts of power.
     
  • The city has set a goal that 20 percent of housing units in Downtown Westminster would be workforce housing, targeting families earning 80 percent of the Area Median Income.