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Colorado Springs Utilities says water-saving measures are paying off

Posted at 4:58 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 18:58:25-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Utilities says water-saving measures implemented back in May are paying off.

The measures included asking people to water only three days a week and during cooler parts of the day.

It's all part of an effort to help with potential drought impacts over time.

In total, Springs Utilities customers have saved 559 acre-feet of water in the last six months.

"Picture a football field with the end zones chopped off and water one-foot-deep across that entire area. So we basically saved over 500 football fields one-foot-deep of water in our first year of implementation," Pat Wells of Water Resource Demand Mgmt. said.

Springs Utilities said its long-term goal is saving about 11,000 acre-feet of water over the next fifty years.