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Posted on: August 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Windsor Prepared for Dry Conditions, Water Conservation Encouraged

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Town of Windsor water supply and demand levels remain on target during the current abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions of northern Colorado.

“Despite a wet spring, we are experiencing a very dry summer,” said Terry Walker, director of Windsor’s Public Works Department. “Northern Colorado recorded only 0.15 inches of rain in July.”

Windsor’s water usage is up slightly from last year, but still on track with projections.

“Our usage is slightly higher than last year, but in line with our anticipated use, even with our community’s growth,” said Director of Engineering Dennis Wagner. “If we maintain our current water use averages, we feel confident in our water supply levels.”

Town staff will continue to monitor water usage and supply levels in accordance with the town’s Municipal Water Efficiency Plan.

As a proponent of good stewardship of natural resources, the town encourages water conservation efforts. Here are a few easy ideas for at-home water conservation:
- Pick up a FREE water conservation kit at Town Hall
- Shorten your shower by two minutes, saving five gallons of water
- Water your lawn outside of peak temperatures (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Identify and repair water leaks inside and outside the home
- Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or hand-washing dishes, saving upwards of eight gallons per day
- Only run the washer or dish washer when you have a full load
- Plant native plants or Xeriscape

“Our community should be commended for their water conservation efforts,” Wagner said. “It is clear that residents are already being mindful of water consumption. We hope this continues and expands.”

For more information on Town of Windsor water conservation efforts, visit http://windsorgov.com/677/Water-Conservation.

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