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From rivers and streams to the snow covered peaks where it all originates, water is the lifeblood of our community. It's important we are good stewards of this precious resource.

The snow that falls in the Colorado Rockies not only provides water to 5 million Coloradans, but also to people living in 18 other states.

In Breckenridge, we pride ourselves on being good stewards of our environment. That means protecting our waterways and the livelihoods that depend on it.

bathroom efficiency tips

Small individual actions lead to a large collective impact. Here are some tips.

If not managed properly, a lot of water can be wasted when keeping your lawn green. Slow the Flow to save water and money.

commercial restaurants

Businesses can show their commitment to sustainability by preserving water. Save money and energy by protecting local watersheds. 

watering regulations

The Town works with the community to ensure conservation measures are upheld. To avoid fines, ensure you use proper conservation  techniques. 

This program helps community members understand their water use and discover ways they can save. 



Small actions at home can save thousands of gallons and more. Check out these conservation tips. ----------->

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Conservation Tips

Each person uses about 125 gallons of water a day. 


Reduce Your Use

  • Shorten showers

  • Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes

  • Turn off the water when brushing, shaving, and lathering 


Upgrade Appliances

  • Invest in low flow fixtures.

  • A low flow showerhead can save over a gallon of water per minute in the shower 


Monitor Leaks

  • Leaks can be costly and waste a lot of water, check  for leaks with these tips

Garden Hose Sprinkler

Conservation Tips

Nearly 50% of water applied to the landscape is wasted.


Manage Irrigation

  • Only water when needed, don't turn on the sprinkler in the rain! 

  • Use a rainfall or moisture sensor to avoid overwatering

  • Water during the cool morning hours to reduce evaporation from the sun

Garden With Care​ 

  • Use native plants that require little water

  • Collect gray water to use for watering 

  • Use compost to promote root growth and hold in moisture. You can even purchase local compost from the SCRAP in Keystone!

  • Remove weeds – they steal water

Do you use an irrigation system? Sprinkler systems should be checked annually for efficiency. Learn how you can save water and money with a Slow the Flow water check up


Chef at Work

Conservation Tips

Want your commercial restaurant to save water, energy, and time?

Upgrade Equipment

Achieve Sustainable Business Certification



Join the thousands of households and businesses using WaterSmart  to make smart water use choices. 

Users can pay their bills online, see how much water they use, and discover opportunities for savings! 



Water is our lifeline. It grows our food, keeps us and our communities clean, and gives us life. We need to protect this life sustaining resource. 

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