The State of Water Conservation in Colorado
A Review of Public Water Systems
This report combines public water system data available from the State of Colorado with new research conducted by Colorado WaterWise. Through these data we explore how frequently conservation programs are implemented; which programs are believed to be the most successful; the most pressing needs of the water conservation community; and how conservation program effectiveness is being measured. The findings and recommendations are intended to benefit water providers, the State, local governments, and water conservation organizations.
The final dataset is 155 public water systems, including 94 systems that completed an original CWW survey on conservation programming.
Figure 1. Breakdown of Public Water Systems Represented in Final Dataset
Conservation Program Capacity
The Top 5 Conservation Programs
30% of survey respondents and an estimated 54% of water systems have established quantitative water conservation goals
The Bottom 5 Conservation Programs
CWW will evaluate whether it is feasible and useful to repeat this study in future years to demonstrate progress in delivering conservation programs across the State of Colorado.