Sprinkler Checkups - Fort Collins - Loveland Water District

This program is changing for 2024!  More details to come.

Save it, don’t spray it. Make your watering more efficient with a FREE Sprinkler Checkup

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 ongoing conservation efforts, Fort Collins-Loveland Water District participates in the City of Fort Collins Sprinkler Checkup Program. This program provides free water efficiency evaluations for residential sprinkler systems. These checkups help customers evaluate their system efficiency, optimal operation and potential water-saving upgrades. In the past, checkup 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 checkup, homeowners receive a follow-up report that includes advice on efficient lawn watering as well as a customized list of repairs for their home.

Participation in this program is open to all District customers from June through August; free checkups are offered to a limited number of customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Water you waiting for? Visit the City of Fort Collins Sprinkler System Checkup website to get onto the waitlist or schedule your checkup.  Please note that when you are inputting your account number, do NOT add the hyphen (e.g. 12345678 …. NOT  123456-78).

“The auditor was very informative, showed and explained everything. She answered all of my questions and even showed me how to use our control panel properly, I learned so much!”
Cindy S.

See Green, Save Green

What can you expect during your checkup?

  • A trained technician will come to your home and conduct a 90-minute evaluation for automated, below-ground systems and 30-minute evaluation for non-automated watering.
  • Full evaluation of your controller and equipment to identify broken heads or nozzles and adjust spray areas.
  • A personalized report with recommended changes to watering schedules and equipment.
  • Tips and tricks for how to find leaks and keep vegetation healthy all summer long


“Very knowledgeable. Great insights. Helped diagnose a problem with the sprinkler box as well. May have saved me lots of $$$.”
Ken L.

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 checkups 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.

During 2022 summer season, 235 sprinkler systems were evaluated in the District. We saw the following results:

  • 42% of controllers changed to be more efficient.
  • Over 1 million square feet of turf evaluated.
  • Over 1 million gallons of water saved due to changes implemented after the checkup. This is equivalent to the water use of about 20 homes for one year!
“This is the best service ever! Your staff knows more than my sprinkler company.”
Nancy T.

Fort Collins Loveland Water District sprinkler Checkup evaluation

Sign up for your FREE Sprinkler Checkup today and start saving water this summer