Greeley's Water Conservation program is one of the largest and most successful in Colorado. Between 1990 and 2007, universal metering and other conservation programs dropped water demand by more than 20% in Greeley. The Conservation Plan estimates an additional 8% reduction in water use over the next 20 years.
Greeley offers the following water conservation programs:
- Greeley has a rebate program. Residential customers that participate in Greeley's indoor rebate program save between 11% and 22% of indoor water use.
- The indoor audit program helps find leaks and suggests ways that water customers can save.
- Irrigation audits are offered to Greeley Water and Sewer customers to help make sprinkler systems more efficient. Residential customers were found to be 13% more efficient and commercial customers became 16% more efficient after an irrigation audit.
- A commercial water conservation program helps businesses and organizations save water.
- Watering restrictions are in effect in Greeley to manage demands and water waste. Variances and permits are granted for new lawn establishment and other special circumstances.
- Information and tips to save water inside and outside of your home.
- Xeriscape resources are available to help residents create a beautiful, sustainable, and water efficient landscape. Several Xeric gardens in Greeley show how water wise landscapes can also be beautiful.
- An active education program that includes school programs, an annual water festival, community presentations, and workshops on conservation topics.
- WaterSense is a national program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Greeley Water and Sewer is a promotional partner in this project.