FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Opening the water bill can be scary this time of year, especially for those who have a large backyard. Now residents can get help figuring out how to cut back on water usage — in turn – helping save money.

Several cities across Colorado are offering free irrigation audits. A water conservation coordinator will come out to the home. They’ll make sure homeowners know how to work the system and timers on all the zones.

The auditor will also check heads and equipment to make sure things are working correctly to save water and money.

“The neat thing about the audit is you get a checklist, so we go through every zone in your property and we will mark which heads are sunken, which heads might be tilted because just a basic tilted head now is going to throw into the ground on one side and throw up over high and miss its targets almost in every way its tilted,” said Eric Olson, Water Conservation Coordinator said.

The audit takes about 2 hours. Check with the city to see if they’re offering free audits and to book appointments.


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