Conservation Tips

In Colorado’s semi-arid climate, using water efficiently is important to all of us. Conserving water can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to positively impact our environment and to reduce water bills.

The District has a number of programs and resources available to encourage and assist customers conserve water – see our Conservation Page for more information.

In addition to those programs, we have some great tips and resources available below with ideas for reducing water use in and around your home.

Outdoor Conservation Tips

Urban lawn watering is the single largest water demand on most municipal supplies. Did you know that during the winter, our District-wide water usage is about 2 million gallons per day, but during mid-summer, our usage can peak to 10+ million gallons per day? Here some tips to make irrigation more effective and that landscape healthier in order to be more efficient with water use.


  • Interval watering, such as every-third-day, helps promote deeper, healthier roots. Deeper roots help our lawns become more heat resistant and drought tolerant.
  • Watering in the morning (before 8 a.m.) or later in the evening (after 8 p.m.) during the cooler, less windy times of the day, will reduce water loss from evaporation.

Conservation Resources

Water Conservation In and Around the Home

Colorado State University

Efficient Water Use

Northern Water

Left Hand Water District