Water Conservation

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Everyone needs to do their part! The Town of Windsor strives to be a good environmental steward and has put forth efforts to maximize water conservation such as:

  • The installation of water efficient appliances at town facilities
  • Lawn watering restrictions (No watering from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily) 
  • Use of irrigation system rain sensors   
  • Detection of water leaks and repair
  • Xeriscape garden     
  • Educating the public and providing opportunities to conserve water through this website and through the media
Municipal Water Efficiency Plan
Windsor has developed a Municipal Water Efficiency Plan in accordance with the Water Conservation Act of 2004 and to meet the provisions of Colorado Revised Statute section 37-60-126. As part of CRS 37-60-126, a state-approved plan will qualify Windsor for funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority for water supply and delivery projects. 
 

Water Conservation Activities

Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge 
Town of Windsor Mayor Kristie Melendez is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation April 1-30 — and in return residents can win $5,000 in home utilities paid for a year, water-saving fixtures, and hundreds of other prizes.

The annual challenge is a non-profit national community service campaign to see which leaders can best inspire their residents to make a series of informative and easy-to-do online pledges at mywaterpledge.com to use water more efficiently, reduce pollution, and save energy. 


Rebate Program

By participating in our water conservation rebate program, you can expect to save between 11 and 22 percent on indoor water use, depending on the type of product replaced and the number of products replaced. The rebate programs is available to all Windsor residents who receive water from Windsor or the Fort Collins/Loveland Water District.

Residential Toilet Rebates
Toilets account for approximately 30 percent of residential indoor water use. Replacing a pre-1994 toilet that flushes at least 3.5 gallons per flush (GPF) with a new high-efficiency model can reduce your toilet water use by at least 60 percent — and save about 16 percent of your total indoor water use. Rebates of up to $50 are available.

To find the GPF on your existing toilet, look under the toilet lid or on the back of the toilet bowl behind the seat. If the GPF is not listed, the appliance year should be inside the toilet tank or under the lid. 


Residential Washer Rebates
Installing a water-efficient washing machine reduces the average home's water use by 5,000 gallons. According to the EPA, if only 10 percent of the homes in the United States upgraded to water-efficient washing machines, it would save more than 45 billion gallons of water every year.

Rebates of up to $100 are available on washers. To be eligible, the washer must be purchased from Manweiler Appliance, 414 Main Street, Windsor, CO and the washer must be listed on the latest CEE1.org listing.

Pick Up a Water Conservation Kit
To help the community with conservation efforts, the Town of Windsor is offering residents a free water conservation kit. The kit includes a variety of items and can be picked up at Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; limit one per household.
Pick Up a Water Conservation Kit
To help the community with conservation efforts, the Town of Windsor is offering residents a free water conservation kit. The kit includes a variety of items and can be picked up at Town Hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; limit one per household.