A growing number of Colorado communities have crafted ways to reduce the water demands of new development by redesigning their water system development
charges (SDCs) to incentivize highly water efficient homes and developments. These communities, like many others in the U.S., are challenged by water scarcity coupled with population growth. Most of these conservation-oriented SDC programs are only a few years old, but as substantial water savings have been realized by some,
more communities are looking to these methods to help manage future water demands.