It’s not a surprise that Denver Water officially approved mandatory watering restrictions during its meeting on Wednesday. The water board had been hinting at the move for a few weeks.
Colorado’s largest water utility is poised to declare a Stage 2 drought, meaning mandatory watering restrictions would kick in Monday.
Up to 16 inches of snow fell in some parts of the Denver metro area over the weekend. With temperatures staying below freezing for a few days side streets could stay icy for a while.
This May the Antero Reservoir will be drained to save water supply because of the drought.
March snows have not done much to relieve water worries in Colorado, so the Denver Water Board will declare a Stage 2 drought on March 27.
More than one million people living in the Denver metro area have been warned about possible lead contamination in their tap water.
Denver Water says parts of its delivery system is more than a century old and it needs repairs and improvements.
The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a public hearing on a Durango-based company’s request to renew its cloud-seeding permit.
Denver Water says Lake Dillon is about 82 percent of capacity and down 16 feet.
Denver Water is working on cleaning and lining aging water mains along Sixth Avenue between Marion Street and Columbine Street.