CRC slays monster water bills

BOULDER, CO – 7/15/2015 – As sizzling summer temperatures heat up July and outdoor sprinklers start soaking lawns again, an innovative program is helping homeowners throughout metro-Denver protect themselves against rising water bills.

The Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC), a nonprofit based in Boulder, is offering no-cost inspections of outdoor sprinkler systems to help homeowners identify hidden leaks and fix wasteful watering. The program, called ‘Slow the Flow’ has helped homeowners conserve more than 84 million gallons of water during the past decade – saving families thousands of dollars in lower water bills.

The Slow the Flow program is in partnership with water providers in 24 communities throughout the metro region and beyond – including in Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield, Erie, Loveland, Longmont, Boulder, Arvada, Centennial, Castle Rock, Parker and other communities.

“Summer landscaping can quickly grow into a monster water bill if you’re not careful,” said Neal Lurie, president of the Center for ReSource Conservation. “The Slow the Flow program makes it easy for families to detect sprinkler system leaks and inefficiencies that could be wasting money. This is a common sense, no-cost program – we encourage families to participate, conserve, and save.”

Colorado’s growing population and changing climate are increasing demands on local water providers. Plus, droughts in California and other western states are leading to legal battles to protect water rights, further straining the system.

The Slow the Flow program educates community members on simple fixes to help conserve water. In partnership with Front Range water providers, CRC offers a highly effective, water-saving sprinkler consultation service at no cost to residents.

To learn more and see if your community is participating in Slow the Flow, and to sign up for a no-cost water consultation visit:

Lurie added, “Water is a limited resource. We can’t wait for reservoir supplies to dwindle to start conserving.”