Water Efficiency and Conservation
The City of Aspen is supporting the community’s efficient use of water by offering free irrigation assessments to interested Aspen water customers. Our community’s shared water supply is heavily used in the summer on outdoor irrigation, yet many properties may be overwatering or not optimizing their irrigation and sprinkler systems.
Our team of certified water efficient landscapers visit your property, perform an assessment of your entire irrigation system, including sprinkler heads to optimize settings, flag repair needs, and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements.
This free service saves water for our entire community, can lower your water bill, and help your landscape thrive by identifying the exact amount of moisture it needs.
Visit our Drought Watch Page for info on current drought conditions, water restrictions, and water saving tips.
More Information on Irrigation Best Practices
Too Much Water = Weak Roots
Overwatering (6-7 days a week) causes plant and grass roots to shorten and become weak. Watering appropriately (3-4 days a week) makes roots grow deeper into the soil, in search of water, which makes them stronger, healthier, and more resilient to bugs and disease.
How much water and money can I save?
Some participants have seen up to 40% water savings from implementing recommendations and free fixes, as well as ongoing system monitoring, which translates to savings on your monthly summer water bill.
Who are the water geeks?
Our water efficiency practitioners are certified by the Irrigation Association and QWEL. They have decades of experience in landscape irrigation including schools, sports fields, golf courses, residential and commercial properties. Their practical, water saving and cost reducing evaluation improves grass/plant health while keeping landscapes gorgeously green!
Why Conserve? - Colorado’s New Water Reality
Locally, the Roaring Fork River is home to unique ecosystems that benefit our community and the economy. It also accounts for 10% of the Colorado River system which provides drinking water for 40 million people and irrigation for 6 million acres of land used to produce food. Decades of warming temperatures combined with population growth, mean the Colorado River is drying up at an alarming rate. It is imperative, in our new water reality, to implement best practices for efficient water usage.