June 2018

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Water efficiency tip 
When mowing your lawn, set the mower blades to either two or three inches high.  Longer grass shades the soil, which improves moisture retention, leaves more leaf surface to take in sunlight, allowing it to grow thicker and develop a deeper root system. This helps grass survive drought, tolerate insect damage and fend off diseases.
July is smart irrigation month
Smart Irrigation Month is an Irrigation
Association initiative to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation technologies, products and services in landscape, turf and agricultural irrigation.  Centennial Water is an advocate for smart water irrigation month. 

Take the initiative to become a smart irrigation leader and utilize these irrigation tips: 
  • Plant the right plants for your environment: Select plants that require a lower water consumption based on your location's climate
  • Plant shade trees: Shade trees reduce the overall temperature of the shaded soil. In return, they help to reduce the amount of evaporation from the soil
  • Mulch well around plants, bushes and trees: Using two to four inches of mulch reduces evaporation, moderates soil temperatures and helps control weeds that compete for water and nutrients in your soil
For more information and quick tips click  here
Slow the Flow free irrigation inspections
A limited number of free irrigation inspections are available to residential customers, on a first-come, first-served basis. The inspection will reveal the efficiency of irrigation systems and staff will provide suggestions for improvement.

The Slow the Flow program is funded by Centennial Water through Resource Central. Call Resource Central at 303-999-3824, or click here to schedule an appointment.
How much water do you use daily? 

Let's take a look at how water is used in our daily lives. 

  • 50 percent of a household's annual water use is used for outdoor irrigation. Half of residential irrigation is lost due to evaporation, runoff, over watering and improper water maintenance 
  • 70 percent of the world's fresh water is used for the production of food 
  • A smart phone requires 3,200 gallons of water to make
  • 385,000 gallons of water is consumed by the average American each year just from the food they eat
  • A pair of jeans requires 2,100 gallons of water to make 
What to do if you see water waste
Centennial Water has implemented the following rules to reduce water waste in the community. These rules help stop inefficient use of water resources, which in turn, help 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 report an incident of water waste, please call 303-791-0430.  To report an irrigation leak in parks or landscape along roads, please call 303-634-8042.

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