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Water Conservation

The East Cherry Creek Valley Water & Sanitation District (ECCV) has been proactive in promoting water conservation and efficiency and has implemented ongoing water conservation, public education, residential customer rebate, and non-potable irrigation system programs. In response to the State requirements for water conservation planning, coupled with new developments in the field of water conservation, ECCV has updated its 2011 Water Conservation Master Plan with this 2018 Water Conservation Master Plan (the Plan). The development of this Plan has been funded in part by a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

The public is invited to review this draft of the 2018 Water Conservation Master Plan and provide comments. Questions or comments may be directed to Richard Clark, Senior Engineering Advisor at or by calling 303-693 3800 ext, 226. Comments will be received until July 20, 2018..

  Water Conservation Plan 2018 Draft

Making conservation a habit is our goal when it comes to water conservation and also applies to ECCV's business practices. For many years, ECCV has understood the importance of ongoing water conservation through public education, residential customer rebates, and nonpotable irrigation system programs.

At the District, we have specific conservation that applies to residential customers and large irrigators. We also encourage you to learn more about water saving methods through xeriscaping, our water tips below, and reading through our water conservation plan.

  Water Conservation Plan

Large Irrigators

Variance Form

Form used to formally request additional watering times or days due to excessive wear and tear to your plant materials or excessively hot and dry temperatures. Approvals are given on a case by case instance. Request must be date and time specific.

  Variance Form

Contact Form

Annual form submitted to ECCV with updated contact information for the HOA Management Company, landscape companies etc. Current contact information is vital as this will be how the District will contact entities in case of emergencies, changes in watering schedules etc.

  Contact Form


Backflow Form

Form used by certificated backflow prevention device testing companies to report test results as mandated by the State of Colorado.

  Backflow Testing Form

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Water Conservation Tips

Outdoor Watering Tips

  • Run your sprinkler system during the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.
  • Set your sprinkler for short run times and repeat the cycle. To accomidate different sized lots, ECCV allows watering of 15 minutes per zone.
  • Water only when necessary. Spring and summer rains can provide some of the water your grass needs.
  • Brown spots can be treated best by using your hose and treating only that small area.
  • Avoid watering your lawn during days and times when it is windy.
  • Aerate your lawn. This will reduce the amound of water and fertilizer needed.
  • Using a layer of mulch around plants reduces evaporation and promotes plant growth.
  • Sharpen the blades on your lawn mower. Dull blades tear the grass, and make it look brown. This may cause you to water more than necessary.
  • Use xeriscaping to reduce the amount of water usage.
  • Avoid hosing down paved areas. Instead, sweep the paved areas such as driveways and sidewalks.

Indoor Tips

  • Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than running the tap each time you want a cool glass of water.
  • Only run the dishwasher and the washing machine with a full load.
  • Avoid running the water when you shave, brush your teeth, prepare a meal, or wash the dishes.
  • Take shorter showers. An  extra five minutes in the shower can mean another 50 gallons down the drain.
  • Avoid toilet water waste. Dispose of tissues in the trash rather than in the toilet.
  • Consider replacing older washers and toilets with high-efficiency versions.
  • Replace and retrofit old faucets with aerators that mix air with water to reduce the flow of water coming from the faucet.
  • Replace and retrofit old shower heads with new models that use less water.