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.

WATER CONSERVATION REQUEST

Residents of Frederick are served by two water districts. The residents who live on the west side of I-25 are served by Left Hand Water District.  The Town serves residents on the east side of I-25. The Town is served through connections to the Central Weld County Water District throughout the east side of Town. The District treats water from Carter Lake and delivers the water to Fredrick, other municipalities, and county residents.

On July 10, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Town of Frederick passed RESOLUTION NO.  18-R-61: A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF FREDERICK, COLORADO, REQUESTING ITS WATER CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE THE USE OF POTABLE WATER FOR THE IRRIGATION OF LAWNS AND LANDSCAPING

At the request of Central Weld Water District, and in an effort to support the district’s request for conservation of water, at this time, the Board of Trustees is requesting that its citizens be vigilant in their conservation of potable water at home specifically in the irrigation of their lawns and landscaping. This voluntary conservation effort is for the months of July and August 2018 and the Town encourages following recommended usage shown below:

Addresses ending in an odd number water on Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday.
Addresses ending in an even number water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

For questions, please contact the Town of Frederick Engineering Department at 720.382.5500.


The Town of Frederick suggests the following water use guidelines for the irrigation of landscaped areas to help conserve water:

Irrigation of landscaped areas with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems shall be limited to Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday for all customers with even-numbered addresses and to Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday for all customers with odd-numbered street addresses. Irrigation of landscaped areas is further limited to the hours between 12:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and the hours between 6:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on designated watering days.



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

 
The Town is excited to offer the water conservation program in partnership with Resource Central, formerly the Center for ReSource Conservation, called Garden in a Box again this year.  These professionally designed garden kits require an average of 60% less water than turf grass. Be one of the 20 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’.

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 here to learn more about the audit process. 

Helpful Resources and Guidelines