Following are some easy ways to save water:
Cycle and Soak Watering
Deep watering or cycle and soak watering of turf will promote deep root growth and create a healthy lawn. In cycle and soak watering sprinklers are allowed to water for a period of time followed by a rest period. During the rest period water is allowed to soak deep into the sod. The cycle is then repeated. For example, if you presently water a zone for 15 minutes, it may be beneficial to water that zone three times for 5 minutes each time, with a rest period in between cycles.
Other ideas include:
Take a shower rather than a bath.
When brushing your teeth, only have water on when you need to rinse.
If you want a drink of cold water, keep an old milk jug in the refrigerator filled with water. This way you always have quick cold water without running the tap and waiting for the water to cool.
Install toilets that have a higher water efficiency than some of the older models. If you don’t want to actually install a new toilet, there is a quick and very cost feasible solution. Stop by our main office and pick up a complimentary water conservation kit. It has a water saving toilet displacement bag that is easy to install in the toilet tank.
The water conservation kit also includes non-toxic dye tablets that allow you to test for leaks in your toilet, a shower restrictor and a faucet restrictor. Both of the restrictors are easy to install and they can save you lots of water.
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs maintains a web site with current information on Special Districts. You can visit the following link to look at the information that is available: DOLA
The Special District Association of Colorado maintains special district transparency information such as Contact Information,Current Mill Levy, Election Information and Members of the Board of Directors. Following is the link to the site: SDA
Other important water links:
Denver Water Department
Metro Waste Water
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Special District Association
City of Arvada
Fairmount Fire Protection District
Fairmount Elementary School
Prospect Parks and Recreation
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Teachers – If you are looking for a great education tool about water in the environment and watershed management, be sure to check out the Watershed Academy!