Water Conservation and Protection

The City of Durango is dedicated to the responsible management of water resources for present and future generations.

Water Saving

The City of Durango has taken steps to promote the responsible use of water resources, including:

  • Adoption of a water-efficient landscape ordinance
  • Water-efficient fixtures at City facilities
  • Maintaining a conservation-oriented tiered rate structure
  • Exploring options for the diversification of water supply, storage and treatment
  • Development of a Drought Mitigation Plan that takes into account future climate projections
  • Installation of smart metering to improve management

Please visit the City's utility website for water saving tips and to find out what steps you can take to be Water Smart.

Smart Irrigation

Please visit the City's utility website to find out more information on Smart Irrigation Systems.

Water Smart
Irrigation Drop

Water Quality

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Development and implementation of Stormwater Master Plan
  • Public education on pollution prevention
  • Treatment of Stormwater runoff for City projects
  • Treatment of Stormwater runoff for private projects over 1/2 acre
  • Monitoring storm sewer outfalls for pollutants