Information provided by the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District
The Castle Pines North Metropolitan District (District) ramps up water conservation efforts with free sprinkler inspections for thousands of gallons of savings for qualifying homes.
As the hottest summer days bake Front Range yards, the District is offering free sprinkler inspections to homes in their service area. These inspections include a 1.5 hour whole-system consultation that will teach homeowners irrigation techniques that save an average of 5,000 gallons of water per year while keeping their lawns green and healthy. This service is performed by trained irrigation technicians from a local nonprofit called Center for ReSource Conservation.
The District, which serves approximately 10,000 residents, is not new to the responsible use of natural resources. For many years, it has offered an array of opportunities for customers to contribute to the sustainability of the District’s water supply, on everything from sod installation guides to tree watering schedules to a list of 101 ways to conserve water, found on its website and via classes. The irrigation inspection program enhances these offerings by meeting with homeowners one-on-one and crafting individualized watering schedules that benefit the health of the landscape.
“Castle Pines North Metro District is always working to help ensure the security, longevity and quality of the water resources that we provide to our citizens,” said Craig Miller with the District. “The free irrigation inspections are something we continue to offer to our customers because they really address all three of these areas.”
And lucky for the utility, there are local Colorado organizations with expertise in irrigation system efficiency that they can partner with to deliver these services.
“These partnerships not only help the water supply, an already over-allocated resource in the state, but it can also help residents lower costs,” stated the Center for ReSource Conservation President Neal Lurie. “Our goal is to put conservation into action, to make it easy for families to conserve natural resources and to save money on monthly utility bills. Together, we can save millions of gallons of water throughout the region.”
All District homeowners can get more information and check their home’s eligibility for the free services by going to conservationcenter.org/sprinkler or by calling 303-999-3824. There are a limited number of spots for all services, and it is first-come, first-served.
About the Center for ReSource Conservation:
Founded in 1976, the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to putting conservation into action. Its programs serve more than 50,000 community members each year and make it easy to conserve water, energy and materials. Learn more at ConservationCenter.org