Water in a semi-arid climate is an especially valuable resource that supports life, provides habitat, and serves basic community needs. A sustainable community water supply is one that is reliable, clean, and sufficient for current and future needs, and responsibly managed to reduce negative environmental impacts. Longmont, like other communities along the Front Range, will see increased water demands in the future and has been planning for and developing a sustainable water supply for years.
Longmont is committed to responsible, environmentally sound, and efficient use our precious natural resources. Efficient water use is an essential step to maintaining the local quality of life in a responsible, sustainable manner.
- Water Efficiency Master Plan
- Low-Flow Toilet Rebates
- Water-Wise Landscaping Seminars
- Free Sprinkler inspections
- And more!
Water Supply Management
- Raw Water Master Plan
- Water Supply and Drought Management Plan
Longmont is currently working to ensure that the City has sufficient access to reliable, clean water for current and future needs by helping to maintain the health of our watershed.
Resilient St. Vrain, Longmont’s extensive, multi-year project to protect people and property from future flooding.
Stormwater Quality Program, prevents pollutants from entering our creeks and waterways via the storm drains.
Left Hand Creek Sediment Project, is working to remove sediment and repair erosion after the 2013 flood and 2015 heavy spring runoff.
Longmont is part of the Keep it Clean Partnership, a regional partnership devoted to addressing stormwater pollution and watershed management.
Longmont participates in Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s emerging contaminants monitoring program, which monitors the Colorado Big Thompson and Windy Gap Projects, as well as Longmont’s specific drinking water sources.
Help Improve Stormwater Quality
Daily activities can impact the quality of our watersheds. Below are the top five recommendations for keeping pollutants out of our creeks and streams.
- Properly Dispose of Waste – Never wash waste down the storm drain.
- Doo Good – Always pick up pet waste and put it in the trash.
- Vehicle Maintenance – Fix vehicle leaks and clean up spills using dry clean-up methods.
- Lawn and Garden – Use fertilizer and weed control sparingly. Keep leaves and grass clippings off the street and sidewalk.
- Car Washing – Wash your car at a commercial car wash instead of your driveway.