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High Country Conservation Center 737 Ten Mile Dr Frisco CO 80443 PO Box 4506 Frisco CO 80443


(970) 668-5703

Why Save Water?

The average family spends more than $1,000 per year in water costs, but can save more than $380 annually simply by retrofitting with WaterSense fixtures and ENERGY STAR appliances. And, heating water is typically the second largest use of energy in a home. Saving water means using less energy, and that’s good for your pocketbook.

Beyond the billing statement, keep in mind that water is running short across the entire Western U.S. Saving now means preparing for a future where we’ll all need to live with a little less.

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Ways to Save Water Indoors

Small actions at home can save thousands of gallons and more. We need it. The Blue River is expected to see a major gap between water supplies and demands – around 15 billion gallons by 2050.

Install a high-efficiency shower head

Look for the WaterSense label to ensure efficiency and function.

Turn off the water

Avoid running the water while shaving, brushing, lathering, and hand-washing dishes.

five minutes Less in the Shower

Try to trim a few minutes off your shower time.

Wash only Full Loads

Fill up your washing machine and dishwasher

Replace an Old Toilet

A high-efficiency toilet can pay for itself over time in water savings.

Be a toilet leak detective

Household leaks can waste 900 billion gallons of water annually. And, not all toilet leaks make noise. So how do you know if yours is in shape? Simply put a few drops of food coloring in the tank and wait at least 15 minutes. If any of the dye shows up in the bowl, it’s time to check the flapper.

Check out more bathroom efficiency tips and learn how to be a leak detective with Denver Water.


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