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Jan 15, 2013 8:45 PM by Bill Folsom

Surcharge could be part of Colorado Springs water restrictions

Concerns about drought and shrinking supplies in reservoirs continue to grow in Colorado. Snowpack levels are at about 40-percent of normal.

Because of the shortfall water mangers with Colorado Springs Utilities are preparing to ask their board to approve water restrictions for this spring and summer. One of the proposals is a surcharge for customers who use a lot of water. "Any excess of outdoor use will be charged a higher rate then what they're paying right now," said Abby Ortega with Colorado Springs Utilities.

If approved the surcharge becomes active only when water rules are at the highest level of restrictions. It would go away when those restrictions are removed.

 

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