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Mar 25, 2013 9:37 PM by Bill Folsom

Increasing incentives and education to counter drought in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs City Council will vote Tuesday on the request by Colorado Springs Utilities managers to enact two day a week outdoor watering restrictions. Despite a few recent snowstorms the drought situation in the area is extreme.

Water managers do not want to be put in a water policing role, so they are working to increase education and incentives for customers. "We've learned that we need to get them more tools and more rebates and incentives so that we can help them improve their water usage," said Water Conservation Manager, Ann Seymour

Utilities is already doing things like giving away low flow shower heads in exchange for old water guzzlers. There will also be a lot more classes and workshops available on topics like drought resistant gardening.

For more information on workshops or classes, click here.

 

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