Dacono: New water conservation plan available for public comment

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From the Carbon Valley Farmer & Miner (Emily Dougherty):

A draft of the new conservation plan is available for public comment at City Hall and on the city’s website, www.ci.dacono.co.us. The idea of the plan is to conserve as much water as possible today and set up a system for smart water use in the future. While Dacono’s population is 4,200 people, the plan predicts the city to grow significantly, with a final build out of 56,000 people…

The plan details Dacono’s water system, past and future water use, planned capital improvement projects and the water conservation planning process used in accordance with Colorado Water Conservation Board’s Water Conservation Plan guidelines and policies. According to Clear Water Solution’s research, in 2010, Dacono water customers used approximately 158 million gallons, or 483 acre-feet of water. By 2021, which is the end of the planning horizon for the conservation plan, it is projected that Dacono will need to provide approximately 209 million gallons of water…

To compliment these efforts, the plan includes a list of conservation measures and programs, such as water-efficient fixtures and appliances, including toilets and clothes washers, low-water use landscapes, drought resistant vegetation, water-efficient industrial and commercial water use processes, water reuse systems, and incentives to implement conservation techniques, including rebates to customers. Residents are encouraged to review the water conservation plan, online or at City Hall…

Comments should be sent to the city of Dacono, 512 Cherry St., attention: Kelly Stroh, finance manager. The document is open for public comment through Aug. 14.

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