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Denver Water’s program gets creative with commercial properties.

| April 23, 2013

Denver Water’s pilot Water Budget Program allows large properties to be exempt from the two-days-per-week drought watering restriction – as long as they cut their use 35 percent.

Only commercial properties with more than 1 acre of irrigable land are eligible for this new program. Many commercial properties with large landscapes need more flexibility to cover all their irrigation zones than the two-days-per-week watering restrictions allows. By giving them this flexibility, and ensuring they reduce their water consumption, properties can maintain healthy landscapes while helping Colorado conserve water during one of the worst droughts on record.

To be eligible for the program, properties must agree to use 12 gallons of water per square foot of irrigable land each year. That’s a 35 percent reduction from the 18 gallons commonly used to maintain healthy landscapes.

Properties can then water any day they choose and as many days as they want, as long as it’s not between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. These large commercial properties also may elect to use more water during different times of the summer. For example, if a property uses less in May and June, that property will have an additional amount to use in August.

Denver Water will track irrigation use throughout the summer, and properties that do not abide by the Water Budget rules will be removed from the program and must follow Denver Water’s regular drought restrictions, listed at www.denverwater.org/drought.

Visit www.denverwater.org/Drought/WaterBudget, call 303-628-6343 or email waterbudget@denverwater.org to apply.

Application deadline is June 1, 2013. Only Denver Water customers, or those served by a Denver Water distributor, are eligible to apply.

 

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