Mar 30, 2012 6:26 PM by Greg Boyce

Pueblo Water Board takes cautious approach to summer supply

The Pueblo Board of Water Works is carefully monitoring its water supply and making preparations for drought conditions this summer.  The Water Board is concerned by the lack of rain last summer and the poor snow pack in the Colorado mountains.

At this time Pueblo has more than three times the water stored as it did at the beginning of the irrigation season in 2002, which turned out to be a drought year of historic proportions.  The Water Board does not anticipate any water restrictions in Pueblo this summer.

The Board released the following tips for conserving water:

  • Water your landscapes before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m., not during the heat of the day.
  • Don't water your landscapes with a sprinkler during high winds (drip lines and soakers are O.K.)
  • Deep, less frequent irrigation builds stronger root systems and more heat tolerance than shorter, more frequent watering.
  • Set your lawn mower to a 3" cutting height. Longer grass is more tolerant of dry, hot weather.
  • Clean sidewalks and driveways with a broom, not the hose.





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