Resource Central’s COVID-19 Response: Putting Conservation and Safety into Action

Resource Central is prioritizing health and safety for staff and program participants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring CDC & public health department guidance and are actively incorporating their recommendations into our conservation programs and operations:

  • Waterwise Seminars: Transitioned all seminars to online webinars. Here is the schedule.
  • Garden In A Box: All gardens are being delivered directly to customer’s homes during the months of May and early June. If you are an existing customer please check your email and respond to our request for a DELIVERY address ASAP to avoid any shipping delays.
  • Slow the Flow: Outdoor sprinkler consultations are set to begin in early June. We have postponed indoor consultations until this summer or later as needed.
    • Slow the Flow COVID-19 Info: Customer health & safety is our top priority! We’re looking forward to offering our water-saving Slow the Flow sprinkler consultations to Colorado homeowners and business owners this summer, with a few modifications in our service. Based on CDC recommendations, Slow the Flow technicians will adhere to the following protocols when conducting your sprinkler audit:
      • Maintain a 6-foot distance from you/other people on the property
      • Wear a face mask
      • Sanitize hands prior to, throughout, and upon leaving your appointment
      • Disinfect your sprinkler controller prior to using it to complete testing, and again afterward
    • We ask that you:
      • Wear a mask during your appointment
      • Cancel and reschedule your appointment if any of the following apply to you:
        • Chronic cough, shortness of breath, or fever within two weeks of your appointment date
        • Traveled internationally within two weeks of your appointment date
        • Had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 within two weeks of your appointment date
    • If your control clock is located on the exterior of your house or in your garage, we are confident that our staff can uphold these safety standards, and will be offering appointments starting in mid-June (our typical season start).
    • Postponing “indoor controller” appointments until August: If your sprinkler control clock is located inside of your home, including your basement, utility room, a closet, or another location where our technician would have to enter your house to access it, we are postponing scheduling of “indoor controller” consultations until August of 2020. We still encourage you to sign up with us to reserve your place in our schedule and appreciate your understanding as we work to uphold customer health and safety to the best of our ability.
    • If you would like to sign up for a consultation, or if you have any questions or concerns regarding our Slow the Flow COVID-19 policies at this time, please contact us at 303-999-3824 or water@resourcecentral.org
  • Lawn Removal: This exciting pilot program will launch in late spring, depending on current conditions.
  • Materials Reuse: Please read all points below.
    • We’re excited to re-open on Wednesday to get back to conservation! Last week a member of our Materials Reuse team was diagnosed with COVID-19 so we have been closed for the safety of both our staff and our community while working with Boulder County Health Officials. Following their recommendations, we will be reopening in a limited capacity: you are welcome to shop and donate materials Wednesday (10/28), Friday (10/30), and Saturday (10/31) and back to a normal schedule afterward. We will be closed Tuesday (10/27) and Thursday (10/29) in order to clear snow and coordinate staffing capacity. Thank you for your understanding- take care of yourselves!

    • Thank you for following the city ordinance with us. Please note that we will be monitoring capacity. There might be a wait to enter our facility. Please call ahead if you have any questions: 303-419-5418
    • Masks Required. We are following the city of Boulder’s ordinance. Everyone at our location is required to wear a mask.
    • Please maintain social distancing of at least 6ft.
    • No Returns. At this time, we will not be performing returns on items purchased. (We can accept returns on pre-covid-19 purchases.).
    • Card transactions only.
    • The Tool Library is open! Please reserve your tools online so we can sanitize each return in a timely manner.
  • Renew Our Schools: COVID-19 Update: Although many schools are closed to students, it’s still a good time to begin conversations about bringing Renew Our Schools to your district or building. Although we’ve sadly postponed our Fall 2020 competition, we’re still registering schools for 2021 and facilitating installation of eGauges throughout this summer and fall.

Many staff members are working from home to continue to advance our mission of putting conservation into action. In today’s rapidly changing world we are closely monitoring conditions and will update plans as needed to promote health and safety.

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