December 2017

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Water Efficiency Tip
Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements. 
When it comes to water, every little action makes a difference
Doing More With Less
Doing More With Less
Water efficiency is about doing more with less. Colorado's population is increasing, while at the same time, water supplies are becoming more scarce. How does this effect you and what can you do to help?

Doing More With Less is an informative video created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board that helps explain how to better use water resources more wisely. Take a few minutes, view the video and consider changes you can make that can help conserve water for our future.
New rebates coming in 2018
It's time to toss out the high water use sprinkler nozzles and consider ditching the green grass in favor of drought resistant landscaping, to save water and money. Centennial Water is launching two new incentive programs in 2018 to help customers become more water efficient in their outdoor irrigation practices. Incentive programs reward customers for implementing specified water saving practices. They are evaluated by staff to ensure cost effectiveness for both Centennial Water and its customers.
Nozzle replacement - Replace traditional nozzles with high-efficiency nozzles and receive a $1 rebate for every one replaced.

Turf replacement - Replace turf with drought resistant landscaping. Customers can receive $1 per square foot of turf replaced.

Look for more information this spring at about how to apply for one of these new rebates.
Winter watering tips
The early winter months have been drier and warmer than normal, and as a result, many are
asking, what should we do about our landscape? Do we turn on our sprinklers? The answer is simple. No. Turf goes into dormancy during winter and should not be watered. However, when there are dry periods, hand watering trees and shrubs is a good idea.
  • Water trees, shrubs and perennials during prolonged dry periods to prevent root damage.
  • Water only when air and soil temperatures are above 40 degrees with no snow cover.
  • Water during the middle of the day so the water has time to soak in before overnight temperatures drop below freezing.
  • Established, large trees have a root spread equal to or greater than the height of the tree. Make sure to apply water to the most critical part of the root zone.

For more fall and winter watering tips, click here

Rate increases in 2018
It's never easy to hear rates are going up and more money is leaving your pocket book. Utility rate increases are the result of necessity due to a number of factors, but the important thing to note is the end result is a safe, reliable water supply. The board of directors adopted rate changes for base water usage, wastewater and stormwater fees in 2018. Customers will see a slight increase in their bills as a result.

For more information about utility rate increases, click here. If you want to reduce your water use and keep your bill low, contact Water Conservation & Efficiency Coordinator Thomas Riggle at 720-240-4918 or