CWCB: HB10-1051 Conservation Data Collection DRAFT Guidelines Available for Public Comment

From email from the Colorado Water Conservation Board: In 2010, the Colorado General Assembly adopted House Bill 10-1051, an Act Concerning Additional Information Regarding Covered Entities’ Water Efficiency Plans. The Bill requires covered entities to annually report water use and water conservation data to the CWCB to be used for statewide water supply planning. The … Continue reading CWCB: HB10-1051 Conservation Data Collection DRAFT Guidelines Available for Public Comment

HB 10-1358 (Water-smart Homes) and HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) both head to Governor Ritter’s desk for his signature

 From the Summit County Voice (Bob Berwyn): House Bill 1358 is a pro-active piece of legislation that simply requires homebuilders to give buyers the up-front option for various water-saving options, including low-flow toilets and faucets, high-efficiency washing machines, as well as low-water-use landscaping. House Bill 1051 would help water planners collect more accurate information … Continue reading HB 10-1358 (Water-smart Homes) and HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) both head to Governor Ritter’s desk for his signature

HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) passes out of state senate Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee

 From The Durango Herald (State Senator Bruce Whitehead): Senate Bill 1051 was heard in the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee last week. This is a bill I have mentioned before that requires large water providers to report annually on water use. The data collected from this bill will be used to improve water-conservation efforts. … Continue reading HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) passes out of state senate Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee

HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) and HB 10-1358 (Water-smart Homes)

From The Denver Post (Yesenia Robles): [HB 10-1051] (pdf), sponsored by Rep. Jack Pommer, D-Boulder, and Sen. Bruce Whitehead, D-Hesperus, requires water providers to annually report water usage instead of doing so every seven years. “We’re just getting a little more specific, and of course making it more frequent. A lot of things happen over … Continue reading HB 10-1051 (Water Efficiency Plans Annual Reports) and HB 10-1358 (Water-smart Homes)

CPC: Jun, Jul, and Aug Outlooks for precip., temp., and #Drought

Here’s the drought discussion: Drought coverage across the country has progressively declined over the past several months, as assessed by the Drought Monitor. At the end of November 2016, drought encompassed more than one-quarter of the nation. That number dropped below 12 percent at the end of March 2017, and to 4.2 percent in early … Continue reading CPC: Jun, Jul, and Aug Outlooks for precip., temp., and #Drought

A hazy legal question lingers over water rights for Basalt marijuana facility

By Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism BASALT – It’s been two years since High Valley Farms, LLC applied for a water right to grow marijuana near Basalt, but it’s still not known if officials in the Division 5 water court will issue a decree to water pot plants when it is still a federal crime to … Continue reading A hazy legal question lingers over water rights for Basalt marijuana facility

Drew Beckwith (Western Resource Advocates): ‘The CWCB has done a tremendous service to Colorado citizens by approving these guidelines,’ for municipal conservation reporting

Here’s the release from Western Resource Advocates (Jason Bane): The State of Colorado has adopted a plan to create the most comprehensive water reporting guidelines in the country, positioning the state as a national leader in water conservation and supply planning. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) formally adopted new water … Continue reading Drew Beckwith (Western Resource Advocates): ‘The CWCB has done a tremendous service to Colorado citizens by approving these guidelines,’ for municipal conservation reporting

CWCB: Comments on draft conservation guidelines due by October 29

From email from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (Ben Wade): The public comment period will end at 5:00pm on October 29, 2011. We encourage you to review the Guidelines and documents and provide the CWCB with comments. Please direct any questions or comments to Veva Deheza, Section Chief, Office of Water Conservation & Drought Planning, … Continue reading CWCB: Comments on draft conservation guidelines due by October 29

Interbasin Compact Committee: How much of the future municipal water gap can be met with conservation?

From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka): The IBCC is looking at how much of the state’s municipal water gap could be met by conservation and how the state should be involved in achieving conservation as part of a plan it hopes to complete in December. A subcommittee of the IBCC recommended stepping up state efforts … Continue reading Interbasin Compact Committee: How much of the future municipal water gap can be met with conservation?