Since 2017, water budgets have helped Greeley residents save millions of gallons of water. Now, we’re making a few small changes to the water budgets to make them even more precise. Starting in January 2020, the indoor portion of your water budget will change from 55 gallons per person per day to 45 to reflect more accurately how our community uses water. The outdoor portion will also be slightly decreased to reflect moderate (as opposed to high) water use on lawns. These changes will preserve Greeley’s water supply without a significant change to your water bill.
Every drop you save is an investment in Greeley’s water future. The more we do now to plan and use water wisely, the better prepared Greeley will be in times of drought. Water budgets also help ensure our water supply continues to meet the needs of our growing community. Over the past 20 years, Greeley’s population has nearly doubled, yet our water use has remained the same which, is great, but we need to keep going. Reducing the need for costly infrastructure projects has kept Greeley’s water rates relatively low when compared to other Front Range communities.
Greeley Water provides a variety of resources to help you understand and stay within your water budget. You can access information about your individual water budget as well as make changes to your household and view landscape size by visiting EfficiencyRewarded.com
. Our WaterSmart Customer Portal, found at greeleygov.com/watersmart
, allows you to review your home water use in comparison to similar households in your area.
Greeley Water also offers water conservation programs like indoor and irrigation audits and lawn replacement incentives, landscape lectures and Xeric demonstration garden and more. We encourage you to learn more about these programs at greeleygov.com/conserve
. Just a few small changes on your part can lead to big rewards in water savings.