April 2018

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Water Efficiency Tip
 
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time. 
Don't let spring fever trick you
In the last week alone, temperatures have fluctuated from a beautiful, warm 70 degree day on Monday, to rain and snow on Tuesday. This temperature shift is exactly why it's important to be wary of spring fever and refrain from turning on your irrigation system.

According to the National Weather Service, the average date for the last freeze in Denver over the past 10 years is May 5. Centennial Water encourages you to set a goal of turning on your irrigation system no sooner than Mother's Day, May 13. For supplemental watering until then, consider hand watering dry areas, trees and shrubs.
Drug Take Back is this Saturday, April 28
Safely dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs at the National Drug Take Back day on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Dr. Flushing unused medications is never a good idea.

Click here for more information or visit dcsheriff.net.
Water efficiency measures
Centennial Water has established water measures to reduce inefficient use of water
resources. Taking small steps today helps sustain our water supply for future generations.
  • Outdoor irrigation is not allowed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. May 1 through Sept. 30.
  • Hand watering trees and shrubs is allowed anytime if a hose is held and equipped with a shut off device.
  • Wasteful water practices are prohibited. This includes allowing excess water to flow into street gutters or neglecting to repair leaks.
To learn more about water efficiency, read Centennial Water's Water Wise Guide, which was recently delivered to all homeowners in Highlands Ranch. The brochure also includes examples of Xeric or low-water use plants as options for your home landscape.
Household Chemical Roundup coming to Parker
Tri-County Health Department partners with local municipalities in Douglas County to offer three Household Chemical Roundup events each year. The first event takes place May 19 at the Parker Joint Services Center, 17801 E. Plaza Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to all residents of Douglas County.

Residents simply drive up and volunteers will unload the materials. Douglas County participants should bring proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. Residents are encouraged to register in advance at tchd.org/hcroundup.

Dates for the remaining Household Chemical Roundups in Douglas County are:

Aug. 11 - Shea Stadium at Redstone Park, 3270 Redstone Park Cir., Highlands Ranch

Sept. 30 - Town of Castle Rock Utilities
, 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock