5 summertime water misperceptions exposed

Mile High Water Talk

Despite the “water cop” poses of the 2014 Water Savers, the persona just doesn't fit this team of friendly-faced water educators. Despite the “water cop” poses of the Water Savers, the persona just doesn’t fit this team of friendly-faced water educators.

5 summertime water misperceptions exposed

Taking on tall tales surrounding water supply, rules and enforcement

By Travis Thompson

As the days grow longer, the community begins to stir like a bear out of hibernation. Spending more time outdoors means more neighborly chitchat with quips about the weather.

One common, often true statement is inevitably, “We sure could use the moisture!”

But there also are many misperceptions about Denver Water’s supply and summer watering voiced this time of year. It’s time to debunk these small-talk tales.

Fact 1: Denver’s water supply is in good shape heading into the summer.

Misperception: This means we don’t need to worry about water conservation and supply.

Reality: The Colorado River — source of half of Denver’s water supply — has been gripped with a decade-long drought…

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