myRiver Balance (first draft)
BALANCE YOUR ANNUAL WATER USE WITH myRIVER BALANCE!
AND HELP US ENSURE COLORADO HAS ENOUGH WATER FOR OUR RIVERS AND OUR PEOPLE.
myRiver Balance helps you balance your water use by returning the amount of water you use each year to Colorado’s rivers and streams.
HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1: Determine the amount of water you would like to balance.
Use Colorado’s household water use averages below to find your suggested donation amount. (For your exact water use at home, you can check your water bill.)
Suggested donation amount based on household size:
- Individual – $50 for 60,000 gallons/year
- Couple – $70 for 90,000 gallons/year
- Family of 3 – $95 for 125,000 gallons/year
- Family of 4 – $120 for 160,000 gallons/year
- Family of 5 – $150 for 195,000 gallons/year
Step 2: Donate
Your donation will go into a myRiver Balance Fund at Colorado Water Trust that will be used to add water to rivers.
Step 3: We restore water to rivers with your dollars!
Colorado Water Trust will use the myRiver Balance funds to purchase or lease water for a river, helping to balance Colorado’s water equation.
Step 4: Learn which rivers received water with your support
Colorado Water Trust will provide you with a report on which rivers were boosted using the myRiver Balance Fund
Step 5: Share myRiver Balance with your family and friends!
Tell others that they can balance their water use with myRiver Balance. Or better yet…
BALANCE A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER’S WATER USE AS A GIFT!
Help a family member, friend, or neighbor balance their water use by gifting a myRiver Balance donation in their honor! Just select “I would like to balance a family member or friend’s water use” on the donation form and fill in the details for the myRiver Balance Gift recipient. We will mail them a special greeting card relaying any message you’d like to leave for them and letting them know that you have helped balance their water use for the year.
Questions? Read our FAQ’s about how we calculate the cost of water and other details.