From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter is promoting a campaign to substantially reduce water use in the Colorado River basin by the year 2020. The goal of the program is to reduce per-person daily water use in the Colorado River basin, and in communities that use water from the river, to 90 gallons per day. The figure includes only residential use, including landscape watering.
“We are stretching the capacity of the Colorado River well past its limit,” Ritter said last week. “The future of thousands of businesses, farms and communities depends on our commitment to conserving water in the river, and the 90 By 20 initiative is a critical part of that commitment.”
The initiative is aimed at communities in the Colorado River basin, and those which impact the basin.