Originally Posted by Don
The common sense reason why the news media is saying to reduce water now and not during the winter... I know if you live in a mountain town to understand, but it has to do with people watering the lawns this time of year. Winter water usage is not the same as spring and summer usage.
This is true Don, but it's not like this is the first year Colorado has had to deal with water restrictions. The snowpack has been below average all winter....just seems like cities and media should be pushing the idea of conservation a little more through the early spring (actually plant and landscape more efficiently BEFORE it's time to water).
Coloradoan's use more water per household than the national average, 208 gallons per day vs. 179 gallons per day.....and more than half of that goes to water Kentucky Bluegrass in a high elevation desert.
Seems ridiculous to wait till a drought to try and reduce use.