Water Conservation

July 20, 2016--City adopts plan for water-saving (Montrose Press)

Montrose City Council adopted the municipality’s first water conservation plan on a 5-0 vote Tuesday, with no one in the audience offering comment. Councilor Roy Anderson was “excited” to make the motion for the vote that saw the plan approved. “Some people might be asking why.


February 1, 2016--More federal resources needed to fight drought in the West (Las Vegas Sun)

The annual Colorado College Conservation in the West Poll results released in January, surveying attitudes of voters in seven Western states on conservation, environment and energy issues, shows just how much Westerners, most particularly Western Hispanics, are concerned about the ongoing drought. A significant majority of Hispanics polled considered water issues — low levels of wate


January 31, 2016--Obama administration aims to reduce US water footprint (Desert Sun)

The Obama administration has begun an initiative aimed at making the United States more water-efficient, saying the country has the potential to reduce its total water use by a third. Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor said some of the White House’s objectives include encouraging more recycling of wastewater and promoting investment in water treatment and desal


May 18, 2015--Colorado's growth brings a call to link water and land planning (KUNC)

Colorado has experienced massive population growth in the last few years, a trend that is projected to continue. Finding enough water to meet the demands of the booming Front Range has city planners closely looking at how new developments can be built with conservation as a key component.


April 9, 2015--Water conservation nullified by population growth (Water Online)

Many California residents are trying to conserve water, but it may do little good in the face of population growth. "California water agencies are on track to satisfy a state mandate to reduce water consumption 20 percent by 2020.


November 20, 2014--Glennon addressed water sustainability (Duncan Banner)

Robert Glennon, water resource expert and author, presented at Cameron University’s triennial academic festival, “Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities,” on Tuesday, addressing the water crisis that a majority of southwestern Oklahoma is experiencing. Glennon, a professor of law and public policy at the University of Ar


August 4, 2014--Company offers creative option for conserving water (KJCT 8)

Water conservation concerns are constantly a hot topic on the Western Slope, but one Grand Valley company is offering a way to have a green lawn that can survive without wasteful watering.


July 24, 2014--Water officials mull how to enforce penalty: Utilities, district consider implementing $500 fines for outdoor waste (San Mateo Daily Journal)

In the face of grim conservation rates during one of the worst droughts in history, local water districts are working to determine how to crack down on those who waste water outdoors after state regulators approved fines of up to $500 a day.


April 12, 2014--WaterSmart software for a more water-wise lifestyle (Mercury News)

WaterSmart Software, a small startup in San Francisco, is working with local water districts in California and other states to transform meter data into easy-to-understand home water reports that are mailed directly to homeowners or made accessible via the Web and mobile devices. WaterSmart now has 15 water district customers in four states, and several more pending.


April 10, 2014--Udall introduces water efficiency bills (Albuquerque Business First)

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) has introduced four bills intended to improve the use of water in New Mexico and other Western states. The bills are based on recommendations made during a Water Conference Udall co-hosted with New Mexico State University in 2012. “Water is crucial to our economy and to our quality of life. Our future depends on it.


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