April 2017

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Water Efficiency Tip
 
While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed. And try to use fertilizer with little or no phosphorus.  
Come to an open house for updates on Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project
The public is invited to an open house on Tuesday, May 30 from 5 - 7 p.m. to get an update on the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project. Final designs for the recreational modification and environmental mitigation projects will be presented. Engineering and design consultants will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions about the projects.

The Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project is the the result of a growing demand for water in Colorado's Front Range area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) determined Chatfield Reservoir can accommodate an additional 20,600 acre feet of water storage for water supply without compromising its flood control function. This additional storage space will be used by municipal and agricultural water providers to help meet the diverse needs of the state.

To learn more about the project, visit chatfieldreallocation.org or send an email to info@chatfieldreallocation.org.
Learn best watering practices in the 2017 Water Wise Guide
Centennial Water's annual Water Wise Guide was mailed to all customers earlier this month. The springtime publication includes information about Centennial Water's water efficiency programs, outdoor water use and a review of Centennial Water's rules to reduce water waste in the community.

Monitoring your water use and implementing water efficient practices is important every day. Simple measures can help cut back on your water use saving you money and helping sustain the community's water supply for the future. Click here to learn about water efficient practices you can implement at home.

National Prescription Drug Take Back is Saturday, April 29
Dispose of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications this Saturday, April 29 at the National Prescription Drug Take Back event. The Drug Take Back will take place rain, snow or shine.

Drop off unwanted medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Highlands Ranch Substation, 9250 Zotos Dr., Highlands Ranch.

Household Chemical Roundup 2017 events
Tri-County Health Department partners with local municipalities in Douglas County to offer three Household Chemical Roundup events each year. The first one takes place next month in Parker and is open to all residents of Douglas County. All events are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 20 - Joint Services Center, 17801 East Plaza Dr., Parker
Aug. 12 - Shea Stadium at Redstone Park, 3270 Redstone Park Cir., Highlands Ranch
Sept. 30 - Town of Castle Rock Utilities, 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock

To find out what items are accepted and not accepted at these events, click here .

Water: What You Pay For
Water: What You Pay For
What exactly does your water bill cover and how does it get from the source to the faucet? What are you paying for?

The Alliance for Water Efficiency created the video Water: What You Pay For to help water customers understand where water comes from and the process involved to deliver safe, reliable drinking water. Residents are also shown how being water efficient helps keep water affordable.