The Town of Frisco community master plan identifies common community values and establishes shared quality of life policy statements. With a stated goal “to protect the quality and health of the natural environment in Frisco and surrounding areas, our strategy includes protecting water quality and quantity.
The Water Conservation Act of 2004 (HB04-1365) requires all covered entities, defined as retail water providers that sell more than 2,000 acre-feet per year, to have a State-approved water efficiency plan. Although the Town of Frisco is well below this threshold, Frisco, along with neighboring water providers, works to set an example for other mountain communities in preserving the natural environment, promoting conservation policies, and honoring community values around water quality. This water efficiency plan serves to describe the Town’s history of water saving activities and future plans. The Town also seeks to leverage regional partnerships to effect change and encourage all residents and visitors to reduce their water use.
Development and vision of the Water Efficiency Plan
In 2017, High Country Conservation Center and five water providers in Summit County (Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District, Town of Breckenridge, Town of Dillon, Town of Frisco, and Town of Silverthorne) worked together to develop their respective water efficiency plans. A diverse stakeholder group developed a vision statement to guide efforts in the Blue River Watershed towards regional water efficiency.
The vision is for water providers to continue supplying reliable, high quality water to the residents and visitors of Summit County while also:
Protecting the natural environment upon which our economy and prosperity are based.
Ensuring the sustainability of our mountain lifestyle for current and future generations.
Fostering a culture of environmental and social responsibility through education and actions.
Inspiring collaboration and responsible stewardship of water resources across the State of Colorado.
The Frisco Water Efficiency Plan (the first that has been developed for the Town of Frisco) is intended to document the Town’s existing and planned actions to ensure system reliability and the efficient use of available water supplies. The Blue River Watershed Water Efficiency Plan also highlights the efficient use of available water supplies to Summit County residents and visitors.
Take Action: Water Efficiency Programs
The Town of Frisco launched this water efficiency rebate program to encourage Frisco water users to improve their own personal water infrastructure by offering up to $100 for replacing an old fixture with a WaterSense approved fixture. These fixtures include toilets, faucets and shower heads, which will improve efficiency and possibly eliminate old fixtures that contain lead. The Town of Frisco is taking steps to treat Frisco’s water to be more neutral due to elevated levels in individual homes. Read more about elevated lead levels and what else the Town is doing.
Up to a $100 rebate per device is available for a maximum $1,000 in rebates per location.
The $100 rebate per fixture may not exceed the price of the fixture.
Rebates will be available for WaterSense approved fixtures purchased as of January 1, 2019 with proof of purchase and location inspection will be required.
Schedule an irrigation assessment with a certified professional to receive on-the-spot fixes and custom recommendations that could save thousands of gallons of water each year.
Be present during the assessment to learn more about your system and preventing water waste.
Fill out the rebate form to help cover the costs of your assessment (up to $125 back for residents and $750 for HOAs).
Continue work with your irrigation professional to make your system even more efficient and qualify for additional rebates!
This program may be used in conjunction with the Start at The Tap rebate program that is applicable to irrigation heads and controls that meet Water Sense efficiency standards.
Residents can sigh up for a water use checkup focusing on faucets, toilets and showerheads, the biggest water users inside the home. Includes free direct installs and rebates for homeowners who complete a recommended water efficiency project.