Water Conservation

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. 

Slow The Flow Slow The Flow

Does the spring weather have you anxious about your summer water bill? Thanks to the Town of Frederick’s partnership with Resource Central, Town of Frederick water customers are eligible to receive a Slow the Flow sprinkler evaluation at no cost! Resource Central’s trained associates will test your system and provide a customized watering schedule to ensure you’re not wasting water (and money) on your lawn this summer. 

Evaluations last about 75 minutes and could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It’s easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Register with Resource Central for your Slow The Flow audit.

Watch a Slow the Flow audit to learn more about the audit process.

Lawn Replacement Program

The Lawn Replacement Program offers you a mix-and-match solution for upgrading to a waterwise yard. We’ll help you save water and money, reduce lawn maintenance, and create a colorful habitat. It’s easy! Just agree to remove at least 200 square feet of lawn through our program and replace it with water-wise gardens, permeable green landscaping, or other water-efficient plant material. 

Local nonprofit Resource Central and the Town of Frederick have teamed up to offer Frederick water customers a new flexible Lawn Replacement Program to help save money and water. Get free plants when you remove lawn or hire Resource Central’s expert team to help out!  They’ll get you one step closer to planting a beautiful Garden In A Box. 

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Spring Garden In A Box kits are sold out, but the fall planting season is right around the corner! Don’t miss out on the fall sale. Join the fall interest list and sign up for updates on the fall season

These pre-designed kits are tailored to Colorado soil, and the simple plant-by-number maps take the guesswork out of buying and planting. Plus, the garden kits can help you save around 7,300 gallons of water over the garden’s lifetime compared to a traditional lawn (not to mention savings on your water bill!). Starting at just $123, there’s a Garden In A Box to fit your budget, plus claim your discount for Town of Frederick water customers. Discover Garden In A Box today and enjoy your yard year-round.

Water Efficiency Plan

The Town’s current conservation plan was developed in 2021-2022. To date, the Town has met the water savings goals defined under the previous 2011 plan. The new Water Efficiency Plan builds on the 2011 plan efficiency goals and describes programs and measures the Town will take to further reduce its municipal water use. Using water efficiently is more important than ever as population continues to grow and water availability is more limited. The Town is committed to implementing a robust water efficiency program to help serve our customers with a safe and resilient water supply into the future. The programs currently being implemented are listed above, with more programs to come.

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