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.
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.