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Posted on: April 30, 2022

Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions

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Pueblo West Metropolitan District begins Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions 

[May 1, 2022 - Pueblo West, CO}-- 

Pueblo West Metropolitan District is now on Stage 1 Voluntary Water Restrictions, effective immediately. We are asking residents to take voluntary actions to reduce water use.

Our water storage has been impacted for multiple years due to low snowpack on the Western Slope, where we receive our water from. The State of Colorado has been in severe drought conditions and has enacted a drought action plan with a task force created to help conserve water.

Stage 1 voluntary restrictions requests all water users to voluntarily conserve water to help reduce the total monthly water use by 10% of the previous year’s usage by adhering to the following water use restrictions listed below: 

  1. Landscape watering for each landscaped area shall be limited to two (2) days per week and that such irrigation shall only occur after 7 p.m. and before 7a.m.  No irrigation watering between 10 am and 6 pm.

  2. Hydrant use shall be reduced except where health, safety and welfare of the public is necessary. 

  3. Vehicle washing shall be reduced except where health, safety and welfare of the public is contingent upon frequent vehicle cleansing.

  4. Limit irrigation of flowers, shrubs, trees and ornamental gardens to a hand held garden hose, soaker hose, bucket, or drip irrigation system.

  5. Water users conserve indoors and minimize or discontinue water use for all non-essential purposes.

Outdoor watering shall be defined as “watering with underground sprinkler systems or with stationary or movable sprinklers attached to a hose (not handheld) of grass lawns”. Hand watering, drip systems and soaker hoses are not included in the restricted activities.

We highly encourage our residents to utilize the Cycle & Soak watering method, which breaks up your total watering time into 2 or 3 short watering cycles, with at least 60 minutes in between to allow water to soak into the ground. Watering in the heat of the day is counterproductive to your landscaping needs and is wasteful of your time and a waste of water. We are not asking community members to stop watering their landscape, but only limit the days and times to be most beneficial and effective. 

The District thanks you for your cooperation. For more information and additional water conservation tips, please visit our website at www.pueblowestmetro.com/water

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