2014 Colorado legislation: Conservation bills detailed at Southeastern Water board meeting #COleg

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

Two bills that would conserve water in Colorado were floated by proponents in Pueblo last week. The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District heard the presentations for a lawn-watering limitation bill and more water-efficient home appliances at its monthly board meeting Thursday.

The two bills are among more than a dozen water proposals waiting in the wings at the state Capitol this year. As of Friday, only six bills had been assigned to committees.

Steve Harris, who represents Southwest Colorado on the Interbasin Compact Committee, explained a concept to limit new developments to 15 percent lawns beginning in 2016. Harris came up with the idea, and it has garnered widespread support in the Colorado River basin.

More 2014 Colorado legislation coverage here.

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