Everyone needs to do their part! The Town of Windsor strives to be a good environmental steward and has put forth efforts to maximize water conservation such as:
- The installation of water efficient appliances at town facilities
- Lawn watering restrictions (No watering from 10am-6pm daily)
- Use of irrigation system rain sensors
- Detection of water leaks and repair
- Xeriscape garden
- Educating the public and providing opportunities to conserve water through this website and through the media
Municipal Water Efficiency Plan
Windsor has developed a Municipal Water Efficiency Plan (PDF) in accordance with the Water Conservation Act of 2004 and to meet the provisions of Colorado Revised Statute section 37-60-126. As part of CRS 37-60-126, a state-approved plan will qualify Windsor for funding from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) and the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority for water supply and delivery projects.
Windsor Water Conservation Month
This May, Mayor Paul Rennemeyer is partnering with town staff to host Windsor Water Conservation Month to promote awareness about ways residents can be waterwise every day. Residents are encouraged to pick up a free home water conservation kit during the Coffee with the Mayor and Pints with Paul events. Coffee with the Mayor is scheduled for Friday, May 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Community Recreation Center, 250 N 11th St. Pints with Paul is on Wednesday, May 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the 408 Exchange Tavern, 408 Main St.
“Windsor is dedicated to preparing for a water-secure future, and it’s our duty to encourage our community to do what they can to be more mindful about their water use,” said Mayor Rennemeyer.
In addition to the water conservation themed mayoral events, residents are encouraged to participate at home by completing a conservation bingo card. Kid and adult bingo cards can be printed out at home or by picking one up in person at the Town Hall, 301 Walnut Street, or CRC front desk during regular business hours. Residents can send a picture of the completed cards to [email protected] along with their name, phone number and home address to be entered to win a free stainless steel water bottle or home irrigation smart controller, installed free-of-charge by the Town of Windsor water conservation technician. Residents must be a Windsor Water customer to qualify. Additionally, completed kids cards can be brought to Town Hall or the CRC for a small participation prize, while supplies last. Cards must be submitted by Wednesday, June 1 to be eligible for prizes.
Garden In A Box
Choosing xeric, low water plants is an easy way to commit to reducing your outdoor water usage this year.
The Town of Windsor is partnering with Resource Central to offer a $25 discount to Windsor Utility customers on Garden In A Box kits. These pre-designed kits are tailored to Colorado soil and include simple plant-by-number maps. Garden kits are limited. Visit ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to order your water-wise Garden in a Box today. Pick-up will be held in May, just in time for spring planting.
Small Group Education
Small groups—particularly educators—can inquire about reserving the Windsor Water Wagon by calling 970-674-5402. The Windsor Water Wagon is a great tool that can help students better visualize the concepts of efficient water use.