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Water Conservation

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 City of Greeley’s Water Efficiency Plan is a roadmap of strategic objectives and water conservation programs to ensure future water supplies. The Water Efficiency Plan was approved by the Water and Sewer Board, Planning Commission and City Council in 2022. The main objectives of the 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

Press Releases

City Leaders Celebrate $35.5 Million Milestone with Ribbon-Cutting at Wastewater Plant

Release Date:
Oct 11, 2023

Cadee Oakleaf, Civil Engineer III, Greeley Water & Sewer
(970) 415-2605

City of Greeley leaders celebrated a $35.5 million milestone that benefits our community, public health, and the environment. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility

City Manager Raymond Lee, Mayor John Gates, City Council member Dale Hall, and Water and Sewer Board President Harold Evans attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Facility.

The city selected Garney Construction for the wastewater treatment project in 2019. Now, 200,000 work hours later, it is complete.

Reg. 85 mandates that wastewater plants reduce the amount of nutrients released into rivers. These nutrients are byproducts of human and animal waste and fertilizers. They can create algae blooms, which use up the oxygen marine life needs to survive.

The city spread out project costs over several years to reduce the burden on ratepayers. The plant meets all new and existing state and federal regulations. It also ensures the continued protection of our rivers.

Lee said the Nitrification Project is a shining example of what Greeley can do when creative, hard-working people focus on a common goal. It also shows a commitment to provide reliable, safe, and cost-effective services to enhance and protect the quality of life in Greeley.

“We are fortunate to have such a dedicated water utility that cares about our current—and future—community,” Lee said.

The city built its first wastewater plant on the south side of the Poudre River in 1936. This milestone is part of a story that began 87 years ago.

Project Manager Cadee Oakleaf said she is proud of the work done by staff. The treatment plant operated with no service disruptions throughout the project.

“A significant amount of work went into this project over the last five years,” Oakleaf said. “Wastewater treatment plants must remain operational at all times. Our dedicated team kept the plant operating through difficult conditions. Their flexibility and support enabled construction to stay on schedule and budget.”


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