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Water Is More Scarce Than You Think

It’s been said that water is the second-most important natural resource for human existence, behind only air, but Colorado’s got plenty of air even if it might not always seem like it in the high country. That’s not the case with water, which is a finite resource in our semi-arid state. We need it for hydration, agriculture, recreation, plant and animal species survival, business, cleanliness, and the clincher – beer – yet trends show that we’re in some danger of water supply not keeping up with future demand without practicing serious conservation. This is not meant as a call for alarm, but do consider it a call to action.

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Unearth the Turf: Outdoor Water Savings

So, you’ve decided to cut back on your indoor water use – by upgrading your toilet, swapping out showerheads, shutting off the faucets when brushing, and however else possible. That’s great, but Coloradans on average use about 50 percent of their water outdoors on a yearly basis. For perspective, visualize a long trip across the Read More...Read More

Replacing Turf with a Low-Water Garden

Here in Colorado, we live in a high desert climate where water is a hot commodity. 80% of our population lives on the Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains while only 20% of Colorado’s water is actually available there. With populations expected to multiply in the Front Range in the coming years, we need to Read More...Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 2

  Resource Central’s Turf Replacement program was born in 2016 when the City of Lafayette wanted to help residents decrease their outdoor water use. More recently, the program has grown into new communities like Thornton and Boulder. After one year and over 40 successful turf transformations in the Thornton Water district, Heather, a water resource analyst with Read More...Read More