Save It, Don’t Spray It.
Lush green lawns are a source of pride for many, but traditional grass is a water guzzler. In fact, watering your lawn can be one of the main reasons your water costs rise as the weather gets warmer. As part of our on-going conservation efforts, the District participates in the City of Fort Collins Sprinkler Audit program. This program provides free water efficiency evaluations for residential sprinkler systems.
These audits help customers evaluate their system efficiency, optimal operation and potential water-saving upgrades. In the past, audit participants have learned how to adjust their watering schedule to account for seasonal changes, which sprinkler heads are clogged or need replacing and how to make controller adjustments. Following the audit, homeowners receive a follow-up report that includes advice on efficient lawn watering as well as a customized list of repairs for their home.
“[The sprinkler audit] was thorough, very productive & FREE!” – Sharon V.
During 2018, 70 sprinkler systems were audited in the District. We saw the following results:
- 75% of controllers changed to be more efficient.
- 247,400 square feet of turf audited.
- 1,341,200 gallons of water saved due to changes implemented after the audit.
See Green, Save Green:
Participation in this program is open to all District customers from June through August; free audits are offered to 125 customers on a first come, first serve basis. Water you waiting for?
All 2019 sprinkler audit time slots have been filled. 2020 audits begin in June, but you can get on the waitlist today. Visit the City of Fort Collins Sprinkler System Audit website to get onto the waitlist or schedule your audit.
You can be part of the water-saving solution
We’ve heard our customers’ desire for increased water conservation and efficiency within our district. As part of our continued efforts, we’re pleased to offer free sprinkler system audits to our customers, in partnership with the City of Fort Collins Utilities. This is just one of the many ways we’re working to secure the future of water for our customers.