Drought news: ‘The 90 by 20 campaign believes it is time to focus on affordable solutions’ — Drew Beckwith

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From the Summit Daily News (Paige Blankenbuehler):

The 90 by 20 campaign, which launched in early August, is asking communities in Colorado to commit to achieving residential water usage rates of 90 gallons per capita per day by 2020. Focused on limiting residential use of water by asking utility customers to work with their residential customers, campaign organizers are striving over the next eight years to achieve average usage rates of 90 gallons per person per day. The usage includes the water to wash, cook and clean and irrigating landscapes. If utility companies across Colorado meet the benchmark, the region would save over 1 million acre-feet of water per year — enough to supply Denver for three years…

“The 90 by 20 campaign believes it is time to focus on affordable solutions that everyone can achieve,” said Drew Beckwith of Water Resource Advocates. “If we’re going to restore balance in the region’s water resources, everyone needs to work together and reach for a common goal.”

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