Links to Water Conservation Information
Colorado Water Provider Sites
Water provider sites are a useful source of information on local water rates, conservation measures and incentives, landscape and watering information including local ordinances, restrictions and Xeriscape™ principals. These sites also provide information on rebates and programs available for Water customers.
Conservation and Conservancy Districts
Conservancy districts provide useful information on conservation measures, research, and policy. Often these website also include conservation and weather information for agricultural users as well.
The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
Colorado River Water Conservation District - Chartered by the Colorado General Assembly in 1937 to be "the appropriate agency for the conservation, use and development of the water resources of the Colorado River and its principal tributaries in Colorado." Provides interactive maps, stream gauges and weather reports.
Earth 911 - A list of simple ways you can take action and conserve water, both inside and outside our home.
EPA WaterSense ™ – Efficiency Made Easy. WaterSense™ is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Its mission is to protect the future of our nation's water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services.
Get Wise Water - Learn ways to conserve water and energy, find links to local resources and well-designed products. Download classroom materials and find state and federal organizations to enhance your educational programs.
Project Wet - An award-winning, nonprofit water education program and publisher. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs. Also houses Water; Use It Wisely, a monthly planner, 100 ways to save water.
Colorado Foundation for Water Education - The Colorado Foundation for Water Education is Colorado's only statewide non-profit, non-advocacy organization providing water resource information and education.
The Drip Web Site - A collaboration between the domestic water providers of the Grand Valley of Colorado and CSU Extension to provide information and educate the public concerning the Drought Response Plan, the importance of water conservation and how to reduce water use.
The Water Information Program - A public information program sponsored by the water districts, organizations and agencies in the San Juan and Dolores watersheds of Southwestern Colorado.
Alliance for Water Efficiency - Dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. The Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts.
Western Resource Advocates – Quick tips sheet on ways you can conserve water.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board Water - The Office of Water Conservation and Drought Planning promotes water use efficiency while providing public information and technical and financial assistance for water conservation planning.
United States Bureau of Reclamation - The largest wholesaler of water in the country; delivering water to more than 31 million people and providing one out of five Western farmers (140,000) with irrigation water for 10 million acres of farmland that produce 60% of the nation's vegetables and 25% of its fruits and nuts.
Water Conservation in the Home
Use it or Lose It - A brief guide to the ethics of water conservation with advice on how to reduce water consumption in the home.
The Water Efficiency Clearing House - Information provided by the American Water Works Association.
Water Saver Home - Take the tour to investigate your water saving opportunities.
A Source Book for Green & Sustainable Building - Covers many different topics.
Advanced Water Filters - Whole House Water Filtration Systems
Water Conservation in the Landscape
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado - This website will provide useful information about ALCC members and the Colorado landscape industry. We are the the experts who design and build those beautiful outdoor spaces that you enjoy.
CSU Cooperative Extension - Your front door to the research, information and
expertise of your land-grant university.
Western Slope Gardening - Provides detailed information on water efficient gardening on the western slope of Colorado. Includes information on audit programs and landscape events held west of the divide.
The Irrigation Providers of the Grand Valley - Western Colorado - The Irrigation Providers of the Grand Valley focus their efforts on keeping yards and crops healthy during the watering season.
Water Conservation in Agriculture
Irrigation fact sheets from Colorado State University
Irrigation Ditches and Their Management
Feedlot Manure Management & Water Quality
Reducing Seepage from Stock Tanks
Best Management Practices
Green Industries of Colorado - GreenCO members are committed to water conservation and industry-wide best management practices (BMP's) as a way of doing business.
Metro Mayors Caucus - Best Management Practices (BMPs) were compiled by municipal staff, water providers, landscape and irrigation contractors, environmental consultants and others working through the Metro Mayors Caucus and Colorado WaterWise Council.
The California Urban Water Conservation Council - The Council's goal is to integrate urban water conservation Best Management Practices into the planning and management of California's water resources.
The Water Conservation Garden - Promoting water conservation in the Southern California landscape through excellent exhibits and programs.
Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Page – Provides water savings tips and information on efficient landscaping including resources to design your own landscape.
New Mexico Water Conservation Program - Provides information about education and public information; technical assistance, research and demonstration; and policy development.
Utah Water Conservation – Provides tips, native plant list, watering guide and more.
American Water Resources Association - Promotes understanding of water resources and related issues by providing a multidisciplinary forum for education, professional development and information.
American Water Works Association - Provides knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.
Irrigation Association – Promotes efficient irrigation through professional training and certification.