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Water in Colorado is a precious and limited resource. Without it, our Colorado way of life would not exist. Westminster has actively promoted water conservation since the 1980s, and is committed to smart water use and water-wise development. Want to manage your water bill while keeping your yard healthy and beautiful? Click below for some useful information and programs. 

Learn more about water conservation in your neighborhood. Watch this 11-minute documentary by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the One World One Water Center at Metropolitan State University.

The city provides up to two free high-efficiency toilets and free indoor water-use inspections to income-qualified homeowners. Homeowners qualifying for the Bill Credit Program automatically qualify for this program. Click here to learn more and apply.

Learn about what water and sewer rates pay for and why they sometimes increase even when residents conserve in this 2.5 min VIDEO.  

Understand how much water you likely use in your household with this
Home Water Use Calculator.

Find and fix the most common household leaks.

View this snapshot of what uses the most water indoors.

Conservation efforts by Westminster residents have kept water rates low. This published study documents how water rates would have been nearly double today’s rates (an extra $600 per year) without conservation efforts: Conservation Efforts Limit Rate Increases For Colorado Utility. 

New development in Westminster pays its fair share to connect into the $4B dollar existing water and sewer system infrastructure. New development is also subject to water-conserving:

View these interesting Westminster-specific Water Facts.

Click here for Residential Water Saving Tips.

Learn about Westminster’s entire water supply, treatment, distribution, sewer collection, and sewer treatment infrastructure by viewing the Westminster Water Essentials infographic. 

Cycle & Soak: Divide watering times into three short cycles to reduce runoff and grow a strong, healthy lawn.

Water Twice A Week: It’s enough to keep your lawn green most of the time, and for scorching summer weeks it’s okay to add a third day.

Learn About Landscapes: Swap sections of thirsty turf for beautiful low-water alternatives. Look for water-wise grasses, plants, trees, and shrubs. Get discounts on water-wise Garden in a Box gardens from our partners at Resource Central.

Slow The Flow: The Slow The Flow Program offers free sprinkler consultations for residents in Westminster. Get details from our partner at www.ResourceCentral.org or call 303-999-3824.

Rain Barrels: Use rain barrels to collect precipitation and reuse it outdoors. Using rain barrels can help minimize the amount of treated drinking water needed to maintain lawns and gardens and reduce runoff pollution entering our local waterways. 

If you live in an HOA, your association cannot require you to have a turf grass lawn at your home – that’s been a state law since 2013! You still may have to make sure your landscape looks nice, but it can be fully xeriscaped. Look for ideas on how to makeover your yard with our Garden in a Box discounts.

Learn how long to run your irrigation system during each month of the summer with this schedule.

Understand how to maintain your irrigation system.