Denver Water Takes Steps For Drought Emergency

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Denver Water has taken the first steps to deal with an expected drought this summer.

Water commissioners on Wednesday asked customers to limit watering to two days a week as part of the first stage of conserving water.

Further steps could include a ban on watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., no watering during rain or strong winds and no watering sidewalks and streets.

Denver Water serves over 1 million people. During the 2002 drought, it nearly ran out of water in the north end of its system. Earlier this winter, the utility reduced the amount of water leaving the Gross Reservoir to reserve more water.

Colorado Springs Utilities isn't enacting any new restrictions but it does encourage its customers to water early in the morning and at night.

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