Northern Colorado Action Plan for Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Water Conservation (2005-2006)
With the support of a Pollution Prevention Advisory Board (PPAB) grant, northern Colorado water providers aimed to increase industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) water conservation through a regional partnership.
As recipient of the grant, The Brendle Group convened and facilitated four meetings of Northern Colorado Water Providers, which culminated in the development of a report. This report serves as a resource guide for other water providers interested in forming regional partnerships to advance ICI water conservation in other parts of the state, as well as an action plan for the Northern Colorado partnership moving forward.
As a result of this grant, the group has realized four significant accomplishments:
- Sectors analysis and preliminary benchmark study – the most comprehensive of its kind nation-wide
- A template for general ICI water conservation audits and compilation of resources and best management practices (BMPs) in 5 priority sectors
- Plans to continue meeting as a regional partnership and specific strategies to address in the near and long term
- Plans to establish an ICI Benchmarks task force within the Colorado Water Wise Council (CWWC) to take the preliminary benchmark study to a more robust and state-wide level
The participants in this project would like to thank the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Pollution Prevention Advisory Board for supporting this project.