Fruita: Irrigation water for outdoor landscapes

Colorado National Monument from the Colorado River Trail near Fruita September 2014

From WesternSlopeNow.com (Jeff Goldblatt):

The beginning of April brings water back to the many canals that carve through the city of Fruita.

The city works with Grand Valley Irrigation to provide non-potable irrigation water straight from the Colorado river to residents.

City workers say that using this source to water lawns, gardens, and parks helps reduce the amount of tap water that would otherwise be used on irrigation.

“It keeps people from using domestic, treated tap water from Ute Water Conservatory, that’s who supplies our drinking water or your tap water in your house,” says John McBride, Fruita Public Works Superintendent.

So it’s a great benefit to the city of Fruita, it allows us to water our parks and stuff at a reduced cost,” adds McBride…

If anyone has any questions, you can contact the Fruita Public Works department at 970-858-9558.

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