Water is a valuable resource that we often take for granted. Here in Frederick, we are living at the edge of what was once called the Great American Desert. Slightly more than half of all the water that we use is not for drinking, cooking, or bathing, but instead, it is used outside of our houses for our yards and recreation. This is why we must be conscious of our outdoor water usage, and we must take measures to conserve this precious resource. The town has long-range plans to preserve and conserve our water resources now and in the future.
Water Conservation Plan
The town has completed a Water Conservation Plan that has been approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board. The plan is being implemented and includes a wide variety of water conservation measures to assist all of us in conserving the town’s water supply.
Garden In A Box
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. Replacing just 100 sq. ft. of your lawn with low-water plants can save over 7,300 gallons of water over the lifetime of the garden. Garden In A Box makes it easy to start saving water today.
The Town is excited to offer this water conservation program in partnership with Resource Central again this year. These professionally designed garden kits require an average of 60% less water than turf grass. Be one of the 15 Town of Frederick water customers to purchase this selection of perennial gardens that use Xeric plants and save up to $25 when purchasing a box. You’ll save $25 on a Xeric garden when you go to resourcecentral.org/gardens and select ‘Frederick’. Residents who are served by Left Hand Water District are not eligible for this discount.
Slow the Flow
Tired of paying for your sprinkler to water your driveway rather than your lawn? The Town of Frederick and Resource Central is providing free irrigation system inspections to help reduce water waste and make sure your lawn is getting the water it needs for that lush landscape you’ve been dreaming about!
After scheduling a Slow the Flow outdoor audit with Resource Central you’ll have an appointment with a friendly and knowledgeable water conservation specialist who will assess your sprinkler’s water usage and efficiency. They’ll even diagnose any problems, fix the small issues, and offer suggestions on how to fix anything more major. At the end of the inspection, you’ll receive a customized watering schedule designed to keep your water bill low and help to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful through the summer and for years to come! For more than 10 years, Slow the Flow has been helping homeowners in the Front Range to save money on their water bills. Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year! It’s easy to sign up and get long-lasting and money-saving results! Simply call (303) 999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler to schedule.
Watch a Slow the Flow audit to learn more about the audit process.
Helpful Resources and Guidelines
- Colorado State University Turf Grass Program
- Colorado Water Wise
- Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District / NISP
- Summer Watering Guidelines
- Live Like You Love It
- 17 Water Conservation Tips and Tricks
- Water Conservation Inside and Outside the Home
- Water Footprint Calculator
- Information on Outdoor Water Conservation