WATER CONSERVATIONKey to Colorado’s Future
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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Boulder nonprofit Resource Central teams with Patagonia to help local residents save water and money with every flush. Local residents with wasteful old toilets can upgrade to a new, high-efficiency one for half the cost of a typical toilet thanks to a nonprofit water conservation program that’s ramping up. Resource Central, a nonprofit based in Read More...Read More
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
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