May 23, 2012--Town imposes water conservation measures (Norwood Post)

Norwood Water Commission and the Town of Norwood last week posted water restriction notices on town bulletin boards, asking town water customers to begin saving now and using the posted outdoor water conservation plan.
“We’re getting customers ready for whatever’s coming down the pike,” said Town of Norwood Administrator Patti Grafmyer. The water situation this year isn’t much different from 2002, the year of the Burn Canyon Fire and town water restrictions that eventually allowed only indoor water use. That summer, the town pulled water from the San Miguel River under its conditional water right, and trucked it up to the mesa, where customers could fill tanks to water trees and shrubs. As for gardeners in this dry year, Grafmyer said, “Hopefully they will think about how and what they plant.”

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