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So, you’ve decided to cut back on your indoor water use – by upgrading your toilet, swapping out showerheads, shutting off the faucets when brushing, and however else possible. That’s great, but Coloradans on average use about 50 percent of their water outdoors on a yearly basis. For perspective, visualize a long trip across the Read More
Here in Colorado, we live in a high desert climate where water is a hot commodity. 80% of our population lives on the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains while only 20% of Colorado’s water is actually available there. With populations expected to multiply in the Front Range in the coming years, we need to Read More
Resource Central’s Turf Replacement program was born in 2016 when the City of Lafayette wanted to help residents decrease their outdoor water use. More recently, the program has grown into new communities like Thornton and Boulder. After one year and over 40 successful turf transformations in the Thornton Water district, Heather, a water resource analyst with Read More
H2Own It is an initiative led by Resource Central, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to helping people save water, reduce waste, and conserve energy. With 40+ years of experience, we’ve helped nearly 500,000 families conserve natural resources and save money. We’re proud to partner with the Walton Family Foundation on our continued mission to conserve water in Colorado.
You can make a huge difference with a few small changes. Start by signing up to receive a home water efficiency checklist, as well as a list of local programs and resources. Bonus: when you sign up, you could win a prize that’ll help you H2Own It at home, like a water-saving garden kit or a high-efficiency toilet.
A lot of our water comes from Colorado mountain snow. As the snow melts, it flows into streams, rivers, lakes, groundwater, and reservoirs — feeding water supplies throughout the West. Given the recent dry conditions and low snowpack, future water levels will take a hit. By taking control of our water use today, we can help keep more water in rivers while protecting our future needs.
Water is a finite and valuable resource we can’t afford to waste — especially since Colorado’s population is expected to double by 2050. At current usage rates, our water supply might not keep up with future populations. That means we must be more efficient today to ensure enough water for local families, healthy rivers, and to preserve the Colorado we love.
Great question! There are so many ways to save even more water, like setting up a rain barrel or taking shorter showers. You can also turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth or place a bucket in your shower to collect water as your shower heats up (this is great water for outdoor use). If you’re dedicated to your sprinkler system, upgrade to high-efficiency rotary nozzles and make sure you Cycle & Soak!