“It’s really important to monitor and evaluate what’s working and effective at saving water,” said Jon Klassen, water conservation coordinator for Centennial Water, which serves the residents of Highlands Ranch.
The plan outlines a process for monitoring the success of current and and future water-saving measures, he said. Starting in December 2007 through February 2008, the conservation plan was available for public review and input. In April 2008, the plan was first submitted to the Colorado Water Conservation Board for approval. The CWCB did not approve the plan and suggested modifications. The plan was re-submitted and approved in February. A bill passed in 2004 requires that water providers submit new or revised water conservation plans to the state of Colorado. Providers must have an approved plan on file before receiving loans from the CWCB or the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority.
To read Centennial Water’s plan, go to http://www.highlandsranch.org and click on Water and Sanitation.