Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:17 PM by Andy Koen
Updated: Feb 26, 2013 7:30 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Ahead of an anticipated drought, Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved a new four stage water restriction system for Colorado Springs Utilities customers. The new system will take affect April 1 and Council will have to decide to increase the restrictions from stage to stage depending on the severity of the water shortage.
Stage 1 is slightly below average and simply requires increased monitoring of water levels by Colorado Springs Utilities.
Stage 2 prohibits daytime outdoor watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from May until October.
Stage 3 restrictions limit outdoor watering to one day per week.
Stage 4 restrictions limit outoor watering to 1 day per month.