Water Conservation

Water Use Reduction


Water conservation is a balancing act. We are all responsible for conserving and protecting Colorado’s water for future generations while still being able to enjoy the lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to today.

Article VI of the District's Rules and Regulations detail the approach to manage our current water resources through conservation while identifying potential water supplies for future development. The conclusions drawn from these efforts are that water supply projects are scarce, and those that are available are very expensive. Therefore, the District realizes the need to use its existing water supplies and wastewater facilities as efficiently as possible.
In 1995, the District developed a Water Conservation Program in accordance to the “Water Conservation Act of 1991” to meet the requirements of Colorado Revised Statute 37-60-126. On October 12, 2011, the Board of Directors adopted by Resolution 11-010 the District's Water Conservation Plan in keeping with current amendments and requirements under House Bill 04-1365. This Plan promotes water conservation as a responsible approach to the management of the District’s valuable water resource.

Water savings are most easily achievable through a reduction of outdoor water use. During the winter months, the District delivers about three million gallons of water per day. In the summer months, delivery can reach 20 million gallons during the height of our irrigation season.
The Board of Directors has adopted a mandatory designated three-day irrigation schedule to provide the relief we need to safely deliver an uninterrupted supply of water every day of the week for every South Adams County Water customer.

Resources

Additional Conservation Organizations/Resources:

Colorado State University Extension - In partnership with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, the CSU Extension programs offer resources to help protect water in the state of Colorado.

Green Industries of Colorado - An alliance of seven trade associations representing diverse aspects of the plant and landscape industries committed to water conservation and best management practices.

Colorado Water Conservation Board's Drought Portal - A website created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board providing information on the 2013 statewide drought response.

Alliance for Water Efficiency - A non-profit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, providing information and assistance on water conservation efforts.

Colorado WaterWise - This organization's mission is to promote the efficient use of Colorado water by providing drought management resources and tools to the public.