The Water Conservation Division’s work plans are driven by the DPR GamePlan, GreenPrint Denver & Executive Order 123, DW Tap + Smart Plan and DPR’s Water Conservation Plan. Core initiatives include Water Conservation program management and Drought Preparedness planning, water usage billing and reporting, data management and analysis, water conservation plan review, irrigation standards management, and research and implementation of new technologies, Denver Water coordination, training for staff, updates to management and citizens which can include presentations, articles and annual reports, budget management of operations as well as Capital Improvement Program expenditures, recycled water conversions, and improving understanding of plant/water/soil relationships through the leadership of the City Park Greenhouse.
Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) irrigates parks in compliance with Denver Water Summer Operating Rules (http://denverwater.org/Conservation/WaterUseRulesRegulations/SummerWateringRules/).
If you see watering in the parks occurring between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. the following may be occurring:
We carefully examined water use at 30 Denver recreation centers and 6 outdoor pool facilities to determine what cost-effective water conservation measures could be employed to reduce demand. Download the full report.
Working with Denver Environmental Health, Denver Public Works and Denver water, we developed a lake management and protection plan. Download the full report.
is a project to identify restorative improvements to three major urban waterways (Harvard Gulch, Weir Gulch, and the South Platte River from 6th to 58th Avenues) in the City and County of Denver: sponsored by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), City and County of Denver (CCD), and the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB). Learn more.