DRIP Campaign Targets Smart Water Use In The Grand Valley

Despite late season snow in the Colorado high country, Grand Valley water providers are once again stressing the importance of conserving water to customers. The Drought Information Project, or DRIP, is a collaboration between the valley's four domestic water providers. It kicked off it's 2005 campaign Tuesday, for its second year.

During the innagurral campaign a year ago, water users were asked to reduce usage by 20%, and according to water provider reports, per–capita consumption is the lowest it's been in five years. DRIP organizers say that is a sign that the public is responding.

They add, while the numbers are encouraging, people in the Grand Valley are still not as efficient as they could be.

Suggestions to conserve water include:

1) Watering your lawn only when needed
2) Checking plumbing for leaks and drips
3) Buying appliances that use less water
4) Cutting down your shower time by just a few minutes


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