By Kerrie Badertscher, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Horticulture
According to research at Colorado State University, Denver Water Board and Northern Colorado Water District, about seven percent of the Colorado water supply is used in landscapes. That may not sound like a lot but it's important to be water wise with our urban landscapes; in our arid state we can't afford to waste a drop of water.
The multi-year drought cycle occurs about every 20 years in Colorado. Most people believe we are in the third consecutive year of a drought cycle and that the state is in the fifth year of below average snow pack. We can contribute to water conservation by reducing our personal water use at home and on our landscapes. Colorado Gov. Bill Owens recently declared a drought emergency, meaning that we all have an increased responsibility to use water appropriately.
Information on Landscape Watering
Current Watering Restrictions in Denver (offsite)
Other Front Range Water District Schedules Wondering what the water restrictions are for your community? Front Range and other area restrictions are now available all in one place via this site which is updated on a regular basis. The files are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to be read. Download your free Acrobat reader here.
Other Information on water use by the homeowner during drought conditions:
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010