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  1. 5/7/2014 DROUGHT OR NO DROUGHT, SMART WATER USE IS ESSENTIAL
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    Denver Water’s summer watering rules began May 1

     

    After responding to multiple years of drought conditions, Denver Water stresses the importance of using water efficiently, regardless of the weather.

     

    “We just came out of a severe drought, and our customers did a great job of answering our call to save even more water than usual last year,” said Greg Fisher, Denver Water’s manager of demand planning. “But, water conservation isn’t a drought response; it must be a permanent way of life for all of us.”

     

    To help eliminate outdoor water waste, Denver Water implements annual summer water use rules, which began May 1, 2014.

     

    The watering rules, which help facilitate smart irrigation, include:

     

    ·       Water during cooler times of the day – lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    ·       Water no more than three days per week.

    ·       Do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.

    ·       Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete or asphalt.

    ·       Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.

    ·       Do not irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.

    ·       Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.

     

    Denver Water will have a team of nine Water Savers out in the community to provide customers with tips and tools for water-saving practices this summer. Water Savers will also respond to reports of water waste. To report water waste, call Denver Water at 303-893-2444.

     

    “Many times people are either unaware of a rule or something happened to their irrigation system, like a broken sprinkler head, and they appreciate being notified of the issue,” said Jeff Tejral, Denver Water’s manager of conservation. “We’ll send out a Water Saver as a friendly way to work with customers to help them locate and address any problems.”

     

    For tips, rebates, irrigation calculators and many more tools for saving water outdoors, including suggested watering times or if you have additional questions, please visit Denver Water’s Conservation Web page or contact the Denver Water Conservation Section directly. Denver Water can offer informed advice about landscaping and Xeriscape, fixing leaks, indoor water efficient fixtures, and more.