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Pueblo West, CO: The Pueblo West Metropolitan District (District) has updated the 2012 Water Conservation Draft Plan (Plan), which summarizes strategies for water conservation. The Draft Plan describes how proposed water conservation programs and measures can be implemented to more efficiently use the District’s water resources. These efforts can ultimately serve to reduce water system operating costs and postpone the need for investments in District infrastructure, which may result in reducing the need for future waterrate increases.
In 2001, the District began incorporating water conservation measures and programs in order to initiate water conservation efforts. The amount of water use reduction that can be attributed to the implementation of these programs is difficult to calculate, however the residential annual per capita water use has decreased nine percent over ten years.
A copy of the Draft Plan, prepared by JVA Inc., on behalf of the District, is available for review and comments for a 60 day period, after which it will be considered for approval by the District Board The Draft Plan describes the existing conditions in the District including per capita consumption of water, water losses in the distribution system, existing water conservation programs, and describes new programs the District may consider to postpone the need to invest in new water treatment facilities and alternate supply sources.
The Draft Plan is available for review at the Pueblo West Metropolitan District office at 20 West Palmer Lake Drive, Pueblo West, CO 81007, or on-line at www.pueblowestmetro.com under News, The public comment period will extend until 5 PM on Friday May 29, 2020. Comments must be submitted in writing to:
PWMD C/O Katherine Kallenbach20 W. Palmer Lake Dr.Pueblo West, Colorado 81007
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Draft Plan will be presented to the District board for approval following the public comment period. For questions, please contact the Utilities Program Coordinator, Katherine Kallenbach at (719) 547-5040.