Slow the Flow - Fort Collins - Loveland Water District
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Optimize Your Outdoor Water Use

Struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? Fort Collins – Loveland Water District and Resource Central can help with a FREE sprinkler evaluation. A 75-minute evaluation could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. Resource Central associates run efficiency tests on your sprinkler system, make tune-up recommendations to reduce water waste, and provide a customized watering schedule designed to optimize your water use. Evaluations are available for residential and non-residential FCLWD customers. It’s easy to sign up and schedule! Simply register directly with Resource Central or call (303) 999-3824.

A sprinkler is spraying water on a lawn in front of a house. Collection cups are collecting water to measure how much water is used.

How it works

    Step 1: Determine your eligibility.  Visit Resource Central’s website to see if you’re eligible for a free evaluation. Once you’ve confirmed you’re eligible, have your water account number (listed on your water bill) handy to register.

    Step 2: Register online. Request an appointment by registering online or by calling 303-999-3824. Registration holds your spot in our appointment waitlist and ensures you’ll receive notifications of upcoming appointment availability.  

    Step 3: Schedule your evaluation.  If we are scheduling in your area at the time you register, you may have the option to schedule your appointment immediately. Otherwise, the Slow the Flow team will reach out to schedule your evaluation when appointments become available in your area.  

    Program Benefits

      Be part of the water-saving solution. Water is essential for the life that we love – in addition to basics like drinking water and agriculture, it also fuels our recreation, businesses, and (of course) beer. In a semi-arid state like Colorado, it’s particularly important for each of us to play our part, however small, in conserving such an important resource. A Slow the Flow sprinkler evaluation will help you reduce your water waste by providing a customized watering schedule to help you water your lawn more efficiently. You could save up to 5,000 gallons of water per year while still keeping your lawn healthy, just by adjusting your sprinkler system. 

      Just like a car, your sprinklers need an occasional tune up. Without routine maintenance, they can end up wasting huge amounts of water!. Our sprinkler associates are here to help identify problem areas and efficiency issues. They’ll make minor adjustments to sprinkler heads so water is getting where it needs to, provide practical DIY sprinkler maintenance tips, and leave you with a list of tune-up recommendations so you know exactly what to tackle for your next weekend yard project! In addition, they’ll check the rate and distribution of water from your sprinklers to create a custom watering schedule for you.

      Keep your money in your pocket (not on your lawn). For most homeowners, 30-70% of your summertime water bill comes from watering your lawn! With water bills shooting sky high each summer, we’re all looking for ways to cut back and save money. A Slow the Flow sprinkler evaluation will teach you how to adjust your watering schedule and will help identify areas of water waste. Simple adjustments to your schedule and sprinklers can lead to big savings over time, and we all know the true value of water is much higher than just the price you pay on your utility bill. 

      A woman holds up a catch up as part of a sprinkler evaluation to measure how much water is used.

      Take the guesswork out of watering your lawn with a FREE sprinkler evaluation