After careful review of the water plan, ALCC has provided a policy review of the final Colorado Water Plan, issued on November 19, 2015. This review will help guide further actions that the green industry can take to guide and support implementation of the plan.

A valuable resource that the green industry provides are the GreenCO Best Management Practices (BMPs), guidelines on how to reduce water consumption and protect water quality while producing, designing, installing and maintaining healthy, beautiful landscapes. We believe that implementation of these BMPs on a state and local level could greatly contribute to water conservation in Colorado.

To that end, a 2015 study quantified the benefits of those BMPs was commissioned to give not just our industry but policymakers and community members a tangible example of how the BMPs can save water.

These efforts and more reinforce ALCC's commitment to advocacy on behalf of the landscape industry and to helping Colorado manage outdoor water use. To become involved in these advocacy efforts, contact us at 303 757-5611 or [email protected].

Read our policy review on the Colorado Water Plan
Read our comments on the second draft of the water plan
Read the GreenCO executive summary of BMP quantification study 
Read the BMP quantification study [Exploring the Role of Landscape Water Conservation and Efficiency in Meeting Colorado’s Water Gap: Expected Benefits of Landscape Water Conservation Best Management Practices]
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