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.
Garden In A Box
You’ve decided that this is the year you’ll finally get your yard in shape – but how can you get the gorgeous, colorful garden you’ve always wanted without paying the professional price tag and doubling your water bill? Easy. With just a click, you can order a xeric (low-water) garden kit that’s ready to pick up and plant in May. Tailored to Colorado soil, these kits are pre-designed, and the simple plant-by-number maps take the guesswork out of buying and planting. Plus, the garden kits can help you save around 1,000 gallons of water compared to a traditional grass lawn (not to mention savings on your water bill!). Since kits start at just $111, there’s a Garden In A Box to fit most budgets. Gardens sell out quickly - visit Resource Central to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today and spend time enjoying your yard this summer.
Slow the Flow
Slow the Flow
Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? [Water Provider] and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers’ efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end of your consultation, you’ll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!
Consultations 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! Simply call (303) 999-3824 or sign up at ResourceCentral.org/Sprinklers.
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.
Watch a Slow the Flow audit to learn more about the audit process.
Resource Central’s Response to COVID-19
Slow the Flow COVID-19 Info: Customer health & safety is our top priority! We’re looking forward to offering our water-saving Slow the Flow sprinkler consultations to Colorado homeowners and business owners this summer, with a few modifications in our service. Based on CDC recommendations, Slow the Flow technicians will adhere to the following protocols when conducting your sprinkler audit:
- Maintain a 6 foot distance from you/other people on the property
- Wear a face mask
- Sanitize hands prior to, throughout, and upon leaving your appointment
- Disinfect your sprinkler controller prior to using it to complete testing, and again afterward
We ask that you:
- Wear a mask during your appointment
- Cancel and reschedule your appointment if any of the following apply to you:
- Chronic cough, shortness of breath, or fever within two weeks of your appointment date
- Traveled internationally within two weeks of your appointment date
- Had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 within two weeks of your appointment date
If your control clock is located on the exterior of your house or in your garage, we our confident that our staff can uphold these safety standards, and will be offering appointments starting in mid June (our typical season start).
If your sprinkler control clock is located inside of your home, including your basement, utility room, a closet, or another location where our technician would have to enter your house to access it, we are postponing scheduling of “indoor controller” consultations until August of 2020. We still encourage you to sign up with us to reserve your place in our schedule, and appreciate your understanding as we work to uphold customer health and safety to the best of our ability.
If you would like to sign up for a consultation, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding our COVID-19 policies at this time, please contact us at 303-999-3824 or by email.
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.
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