In 2010, the Colorado General Assembly adopted HB10-1051
which requires covered entities (retail water providers who sell 2,000 acre feet or more of water annually) to report, on an annual basis, water use and conservation data to be used for statewide water supply planning. The bill directed the CWCB to adopt guidelines regarding the reporting of water use and conservation data by covered entities (Guidelines), and to report to the legislature regarding the Guidelines.
HB10-1051 directed the CWCB to develop reporting Guidelines through a public participation process that included outreach to stakeholders from water providers with geographic and demographic diversity, nongovernmental organizations, and water conservation professionals.
The reporting Guidelines include clear descriptions of customer categories, uses, and measurements; how the Guidelines will be implemented; and how data will be reported to the Board.
Statewide water supply planning efforts, such as the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), which utilizes future statewide water demand projections with-and-without various levels of municipal and industrial water conservation, rely on statewide water use and water conservation data.
Data reported under HB10-1051 will further support statewide water supply planning efforts by improving the quantity and quality of data available and improving consistency in the data reporting.
Guidelines and Definitions
Online Reporting Tool
To facilitate the data reporting process, the CWCB has created an online reporting for water conservation and water use data. By June 30 of every year, all covered entities will report the previous calendar year data using the online reporting tool.
To request an account, click on the link below