In 2011, the Town of Frisco updated its community master plan, which identifies common community values and establishes shared quality of life policy statements to “connect, sustain, and create the future of the Town”. One of these values included protecting water quality and quantity. The Frisco community clearly values its natural resources, including water.
The Water Conservation Act of 2004 (HB04-1365) requires all covered entities, defined as retail water providers that sell more than 2,000 ac-ft/yr, to have a State-approved water efficiency plan. Although the Town of Frisco is well below this threshold, the Town, along with neighboring water providers, looks to set an example for other mountain communities in preserving the natural environment and promoting conservation values and honor 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 water use.
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 when they replace 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 with high lead levels. Read more about elevated lead levels and what else the Town is doing.
Residents, businesses and HOAs are invited to sign up for a Water Smart irrigation assessment by connecting with a certified irrigation professional who will make sure that your irrigation is functioning optimally to help keep your yard beautiful without wasting water. Here’s how it works:
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.
Sign up for a water 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.
For commercial sustainability consultations, including water efficiency, please check out the Resource Wise business program.
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) partnered together for the development of 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:
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.