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Water Saving Incentive Programs

Denver Water is dedicated to helping all of our customers become as water efficient as possible. If you are interested in learning how your property could be more efficient, or if you have concerns about your current water use, please complete and submit the form below. A Denver Water conservation expert will contact you to discuss your property and free services we can offer.

Types of Services

We may offer one or more of the following services to help you reach your goals:

Consultations

Denver Water strives to connect customers with the best information and the right programs based upon the needs of the customer. Our multifamily, community association, commercial and industrial customers have unique challenges such as larger properties, commercial processes and multiple meters.

We will sit down with you to learn more about your property and water use. We may ask you about your property’s water meters, landscaped area, number of units and major water use areas such as cooling towers, ponds and pools.

Fill out the form to take your first step toward water-use efficiency.

Large-scale irrigation system audits

For large irrigation customers, such as community associations with large common areas, or commercial properties with large landscapes, this irrigation audit can help identify ways that a customer can cut back on outdoor water use.

During an irrigation audit, a trained Denver Water auditor will perform a visual inspection of every irrigation zone while in operation. The auditor will note any problems that adversely impact the efficiency of the irrigation system including: equipment, maintenance or scheduling issues. The length of the audit will depend on the number of irrigation zones on the property and can range from a couple of hours to several days.

Customers who receive an irrigation audit will receive a report containing the following:

  • Five years of actual outdoor consumption compared to corresponding annual target consumption (based on weather, plant type and landscape size).
  • Map showing irrigated area and efficiency rating.
  • Potential savings estimates.
  • Description and location of irrigation system issues encountered.
  • Scheduling recommendations.
  • Rebate and incentive program information.

Complete the consultation form and Denver Water staff will contact you if you’re a fit for an audit.

Indoor audit: multifamily residential

Led by the customer’s property representative, our conservation technicians will enter every unit for about 3 to 5 minutes. Some properties have chosen to perform their standard inspections at the same time, thereby decreasing the disturbance to the residents (e.g., furnace filter replacements, smoke detector checks, energy-efficient lighting improvements). Our technicians can typically complete 100 units per day.

An audit includes:

  • Free showerhead replacement.
  • Free faucet aerator replacement (kitchen and bath).
  • Inventory of leaks and summary of potential savings if retrofits are made.
  • Historical water consumption information.
  • Rebate information.

Complete the consultation form and Denver Water staff will contact you if you’re a fit for an audit.

Indoor audit: commercial and industrial buildings

Led by the customer’s facility engineer or representative, our conservation technicians and engineer will walk through your facility to identify all water-using fixtures and processes. Based on historic consumption, a water balance will be created detailing how water is used throughout your facility. An audit typically takes less than 2 hours.

An audit includes:

  • Free showerhead replacement.
  • Free faucet aerator replacement (kitchen and bath).
  • Inventory of leaks and summary of potential savings if retrofits are made.
  • Historical water consumption information.
  • Cooling tower water use analysis (if applicable).
  • Rebate information.
  • Incentive program information.

Complete the consultation form and Denver Water staff will contact you if you’re a fit for an audit.

Water budget

Denver Water’s Water Budget Program provides large properties with outdoor consumption history and compares consumption to the amount of water their landscapes actually need. This program is recommended for customers with more than 1 acre of irrigable land and stable property and irrigation management. Smaller properties requiring less irrigation can still learn more about efficient water use through a consultation.

Like a financial budget, a water budget helps customers make the most of resources they have. Water budgets:

  • Identify all the meters on your property.
  • Identify the amount of irrigated area.
  • Improve irrigation management in our dry climate.
  • Maintain a healthy landscape.
  • Compare your actual water consumption to a target water budget.
  • Show overuse and help reduce water bills.

During the 2013 drought, this program helped customers save more than 4 million gallons of water.

Complete the consultation form and Denver Water staff will contact you to discuss whether your property is a fit for the program.