Graywater Ordinance Development

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Join a public meeting (virtual) on June 16, 2022 at 1:00pm to learn about graywater. Register Here.

Fort Collins City Council Considering Graywater Use

To move toward one of the Fort Collins City Council priorities, City staff drafted graywater ordinance language and is planning for its potential use in the community. The ordinance aligns with State of Colorado requirements while considering water rights and ensuring public health is protected.

The City is looking at graywater as another water efficiency tool. The ordinance would allow homeowners and businesses to capture water from clothes washers, showers, bathroom and laundry sinks, and divert it to toilet flushing before the water travels to the City’s wastewater system. If approved, this ordinance would provide the right water for the right use since toilet water doesn’t need to be treated to drinking standards.

Fort Collins City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of the ordinance on August 16, 2022.

Join a public meeting (virtual) on June 16, 2022 at 1:00pm to learn about graywater. Register Here.

Fort Collins City Council Considering Graywater Use

To move toward one of the Fort Collins City Council priorities, City staff drafted graywater ordinance language and is planning for its potential use in the community. The ordinance aligns with State of Colorado requirements while considering water rights and ensuring public health is protected.

The City is looking at graywater as another water efficiency tool. The ordinance would allow homeowners and businesses to capture water from clothes washers, showers, bathroom and laundry sinks, and divert it to toilet flushing before the water travels to the City’s wastewater system. If approved, this ordinance would provide the right water for the right use since toilet water doesn’t need to be treated to drinking standards.

Fort Collins City Council is scheduled to hear the first reading of the ordinance on August 16, 2022.

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  • Ask the Project Manager

    about 1 month ago
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    Water is complicated, and graywater is no exception. 

    Graywater is an emerging technology and new to Fort Collins. As this new technology is studied and understood better, different applications may emerge. For now though, the State of Colorado has outlined a narrow definition of how graywater systems can look, and this, along with water rights and public heath considerations will be driving ordinance development here in Fort Collins.

    This forum has been created so we can all learn and share about graywater together.

    I would love to answer any questions you have! 

    What would you like to know?

    Sincerely, 

    Mariel Miller

    Project Manager

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