Thursday, March 4, 2010

City of Brighton awarded grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board

Water audits and water efficient appliances for city buildings and selected locations The Colorado Water Conservation Board has awarded the city of Brighton a $49,613 Water Efficiency Grant to help implement part of the city’s 2008 Water Conservation Plan. The funding will help cover the cost of conducting 25 water audits at select local businesses and residences in order to identify potential water saving solutions. The city will also be using the funds to install high efficiency toilets, showerheads and faucet aerators at City Hall, the Brighton Recreation Center, the Senior Center and the Inglenook at Brighton Assisted Living Center.

The overall project is expected to save approximately 9.5 acre-feet of water which has a replacement value of over $285,000 to the city and its customers. Energy savings will also be realized by the city due to reduced hot water needs.

Great Western Institute (GWI), a Colorado-based nonprofit, will be conducting the audits, as well as installing low flow showerheads, faucet aerators and coordinating the installation of the high efficiency toilets. GWI will also be performing data analyses and conducting research in order to report the water
savings and project outcomes. Rutter Plumbing of Brighton will provide the plumbing services.

For more information on the city’s water conservation plans and programs, visit Residents interested in a FREE water audit for their home or business should contact Dawn Hessheimer, city of Brighton water resource specialist, at or 303-655-2127.

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