The Board of Directors of the Inverness Water and Sanitation District (“District”) adopted a Water Conservation Plan effective May 1, 2003. This plan was updated in March 2011. The plan focuses on encouraging conservation through a tiered rate structure that based on allocated volumes for customer in-building and irrigation demands and the District provides cash incentives for the installation of low water use landscape and installation of low flow fixtures. Below is a description of the 2011 plan.
Please review our current Water Conservation Plan
Annual In-Building Allotment
Each building receives an annual water volume allotment based on building size and the type of use(s) in the building. Water used in excess of the annual allotment is assigned a higher rate.
Annual Irrigation Allotment
Irrigation is separately metered and billed. The District assigns an irrigation season allotment equal to 24 inches of water times the customer's irrigable acreage. Water in excess of 24 inches is assigned a higher rate. The 24 inches of irrigation has been determined by turf experts to be a reasonable amount to sustain healthy turf in Colorado.
Alternating Irrigation Schedule
The District recommends that all potable water irrigation customers water after 6:00 pm in the evening and before 9:00 am in the morning. Odd addresses should irrigate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, and even addresses should irrigate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Customers are encouraged not to wash down paved surfaces except for health and safety purposes. Hand watering is permitted at any time.
Non-potable irrigation customers are only allowed to irrigate after 6:00 pm and before 8:00 am. Drip-irrigation and irrigation systems for planter beds are permitted daily. Watering by sprinkler systems is limited to 4 days a week. Paved surfaces cannot be washed down without a CDPHE Regulation 84 permit. Hand watering is permitted at anytime.
The District may impose drought restrictions from time to time if necessary to preserve adequate supplies for indoor use in the District. In addition, the District may be required by the state, water authorities, and its supply contracts to initiate restrictions during regional drought conditions..
Cash Incentives for the removal of turf and installation of low flow fixtures
The District offers a rebate of $1 per square foot of sod that is removed and replaced with an Inverness Planning and Architectural Control Committee approved low water use landscape (such as shrubbery with drip irrigation). In addition, the District will provide a rebate of 50% on qualified low-flow fixtures that are installed (i.e. irrigation controllers, irrigation high efficency/rotary nozzles). Rebates are available for qualifying purchases, please call the District prior to submitting your request. Details of approved models can be found through the Denver Water website at www.denverwater.org under Commercial Rebates. Rebate programs are offered on a first come first serve basis. The maximum rebate to any one property is $10,000 in any year.
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