Denver Water Takes Steps For Drought Emergency
DENVER (CBS4/AP) – Denver Water made the plea Wednesday as it launches watering restrictions.
Denver Water serves more than a million homes from Wheat Ridge to Ken Caryl to Loan Tree, and it’s declaring a Stage 1 Drought.
Denver Water will cruise neighborhoods looking for homeowners who are violating the water rules.
The Stage 1 Drought rules mean customers should try to only water two days a week. Residents should only water before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
Denver Water says after May 1 a water patrol will look for people who are watering during the day and teach homeowners about the importance of conservation. The say this year is setting up to be much like 2002, which is when Denver Water nearly ran out of water in the north end of its system.
Denver Water asks not to waste water by watering sidewalks, repair leaking sprinkler systems, and don’t water while it’s raining.
Denver Water serves more than 1 million people. This winter, the utility reduced how much water left Gross Reservoir to reserve supplies.
Colorado Springs Utilities isn’t enacting new restrictions but it’s encouraging customers to water early in the morning and at night.
LINK: Denver Water
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