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North Metro Area Water Suppliers Request Resident Reduction in Water Usage ... But here's the hypocracy

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North Metro Area Water Suppliers Request Resident Reduction in Water Usage ...  But here's the hypocracy

The North Metro Area Water Suppliers have requested that you, the consumer-resident, reduce your water consumption. But consider that this request comes at the heels of organizations such as South Adams County Water & Sanitation District having sold water to oil and gas interests for the purpose of 'fracking'. While the City of Denver has prohibited such wasteful use of water, SACWSD has sold YOUR water for a procedure that's extremely controversial and potentially dangerous. WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO BLOG AND POLL ON THIS ISSUE

BLOG HERE:  IS SELLING YOUR WATER TO PRIVATE INTERESTS WHILE ASKING YOU TO CONSERVE HYPOCRITICAL?

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-------------------------HERE IS THE ORIGINAL POST FROM THE CITY OF THORNTON -----------------

North Metro Water Suppliers Ask for Increased Conservation Due to Drought Conditions

The cities of Thornton, Arvada, Federal Heights, Northglenn and Westminster – as well as South Adams County Water and Sanitation and the City and County of Broomfield – are asking residents to reduce water use this year. Most water suppliers in the North Metro area depend on mountain snowpack for a majority of their water; however, 2012 was a record hot, dry year and snowpack this year is currently below average. The group has made the following recommendations to reduce water use, save some money and protect future water supplies:

  • Don't turn on your sprinkler systems too early in the season. Leaving lawns dormant until May saves a significant amount of water. Water trees occasionally before the irrigation season if dry conditions persist.
  • Water lawns no more than twice per week.
  • If it rains, water less.
  • Do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Check your irrigation system monthly for leaks and other problems.
  • If possible, delay new landscape installations for a non-drought year. Avoid installing landscaping during mid-summer, and incorporate water-wise plants.
  • Raise your lawn mower blade to let grass grow longer and protect roots from heat.
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks with a broom, use a nozzle on your hose when watering landscape or washing your car.
  • Check your home and repair water leaks.
  • Check your water bill regularly to track use.
  • Check with your water supplier for specific water use rules and conservation programs.

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