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Live AN EFFICIENT WAY OF LIFE. lIVE Like You Love Itsm.

We are asking all Coloradans to value our water by conserving it, caring for it and committing to becoming informed about it.

Conservation isn't tough, it just takes a little tweaking. With efficient fixtures like aerators, EPA WaterSense showerheads and low-flow toilets, you will save water without even noticing. Some behaviors may need to change a bit, but with some practice, you'll be in a water conservation routine in no time.

As demand for water increases, solutions to complex water issues will need to be crafted. Commit to learning more about your community's water supply and engaging in the dialogue about our water future.

Live like you love your water. Learn more at LoveColoradoWater.org




Conserve water indoors without hardly trying.

#1 FIX LEAKS

No drips here! Even tiny leaks waste a lot of water over time. A leaking faucet may just require a replacement gasket (an easy DIY job). Be sure to check all of your sinks, your washing machine connectors, your water heater, and the spigots around your home.

#2 CHECK TOILETS

Toilet leaks account for the majority of water waste in a home or business. These leaks can be loud--you'll hear the toilet running--or nearly silent. Check for a silent leak with a bit of food coloring dropped into the tank. Come back in five minutes. If color has appeared in the bowl (no flushing!), then your toilet has a leak. Usually a new flapper will fix it right up.


#3 USE AERATORS

You don't need a lot of water to get clean hands. An aerator restricts the flow of your faucet to just the right amount. We recommend 0.5 gallon per minute aerators for hand sinks and 2.0 gallon per minute aerators for kitchen sinks.

HERE ARE 14 MORE WAYS TO SAVE WATER INDOORS


Using water wisely outdoors will conserve hundreds of gallons.

#1 FIX LEAKS

Test your sprinkler system about once a month to check for leaks. One broken nozzle or drip break can waste hundreds of gallons every week.


#2 MANAGE YOUR SPRINKLERS

Learn how to operate your sprinkler system. Change your sprinkler's run days and times to match the weather. Water only in the morning or at night. Even in August, your grass doesn't need water more than three days per week to survive. 


#3 REPLACE GRASS WITH XERISCAPE

Grass uses a ton of water, takes a lot of work, and isn't habitat for native wildlife. Beautify your landscape and ditch the mower with xeriscape! The low-water plants and colorful mulches used in xeriscape are a smarter choice for Colorado.

HERE ARE 14 MORE WAYS TO SAVE WATER OUTDOORS



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