July 2017

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Water Efficiency Tip
 
When your sprinkler system sprays more than your lawn and landscape can absorb, water is wasted. Even a slight slope in your yard can encourage water to run off onto the sidewalk or street. Prevent runoff by reducing watering time and increasing frequency, so water can be absorbed without waste.
How much water is too much?
Established lawns and landscapes typically need less than one inch of water each week. According to the Irrigation Association, you can save up to thousands of gallons of water and have a beautiful, green lawn by simply adjusting the timer on your sprinkler system.
  • Set your sprinklers to run a total of 15 minutes per day with three start times spanning 5 minutes each.
  • Set your rotor sprinklers to run a total of 30 minutes per day with three start times spanning 10 minutes each.
  • Water every two or three days during warmer months. Increase or decrease the number of days as needed.
  • Turn your sprinkler system off when you get enough rain to soak the soil.

Take a tour of recreational modifications planned at Chatfield State Park
You can now take a virtual tour of the recreational modifications that will occur at Chatfield State Park as part of the Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project. The project is the result of a growing demand for water in Colorado. Once the project is complete, the reservoir will be able to accommodate an additional 20,600 acre feet of water storage for water supply. This additional storage space will be used by municipal and agricultural water providers to help meet the diverse needs of the state.

A new interactive map on the Chatfield Reallocation Project's website allows you to take a virtual tour of the recreational modifications planned at the park. Click here to check it out.