The City of Greeley is proud to have a long history of water stewardship here in northern Colorado. Since 1907, we’ve provided safe, high-quality water supplies for our residents while ensuring a reliable supply for the future. One of the many ways we’re safeguarding your water supply is through water conservation. In fact, Greeley offers one of the most robust water conservation programs in Colorado.
With just over 13 inches of rainfall per year, Greeley is considered a semi-arid climate. This means local water supplies are scarce and must be used very wisely. To help customers save water indoors as well as outdoors, Greeley provides a wide range of water conservation programs and services that benefit a variety of water users.
Water Efficiency Plan
The Water Conservation Act of 2004 requires all Colorado water providers who supply more than 2,000 acre-feet of water to submit or update water efficiency plans for approval by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) every seven years. The plans contain key information about historical and projected water demands, water supply reliability, future needs, proposed demand management activities, and monitoring processes.
This is the third update to the original 2008 Water Conservation Plan. The City of Greeley’s new draft Water Efficiency Plan is a roadmap of strategic objectives and water conservation programs to ensure future water supplies. The Plan builds on the City’s current properties and includes existing codes, criteria and strategic plans with a lens on water conservation.
The content of the draft plan was driven by extensive feedback gathered in a 2021 survey conducted by Water Now Alliance and Wester Water Resources. Download a draft version of the Water Efficiency Plan for 2022.
What are the goals of the Water Efficiency Plan?
The main objectives of the water efficiency plan are to maximize widespread efficiency in all indoor water use, set goals for more resilient landscapes, and educate customers on water use goals. It will provide direction on how to advance water conservation efforts and build Citywide capacity to:
- Create efficiencies and consistencies among policies, plans, projects and programs;
- Maximize cost-saving opportunities;
- Create goals with clear measurements for success.