From The Durango Herald (Jordyn Dahl):
According to information provided by the Department of Public Works, Durango has seen more efficient water delivery. While the population has increased by more than 40 percent in the last 30 years, the city treated the same amount of water in 2010 as it did in 1980. But water is consumed in Durango at a total rate of 209 gallons per capita daily, which is higher than the Colorado average.
The Water Efficiency Management Plan was originally developed in the fall of 2010, and city staff members say the plan will not directly affect the city’s 2011 budget. Eventually, implementation of the plan will cost about $75,000 a year.
The first step will be a systemwide audit to determine how to conduct new meter testing and develop more efficient repair and installation activities.
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