Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Manitou Springs announces water restrictions

Posted By on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 11:13 AM

click to enlarge CARSTEN TOLKMIT
  • Carsten Tolkmit
Manitou Springs is the first in the region to announce water restrictions amid a dry spell that's played a role in several grass fires, including the Mile Marker 117 fire that burned 24 homes from April 17 to 20.

In a release, the city of Manitou said that starting on May 1 these restrictions will apply:
• Outdoor watering shall be restricted to Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays for properties with even-numbered addresses, and to Wednesday, Friday and Sundays for odd-numbered addresses.
• Outdoor watering at properties south of Manitou Avenue, and not having assigned street number addresses shall be restricted to dates allowed for outdoor watering at properties having even-numbered addresses, and properties north of Manitou Avenue, not having assigned street number addresses shall be restricted to dated allowed for outdoor water at properties having odd-numbered addresses.
• Outdoor watering is permitted for a maximum of two hours on a day on which watering is permitted, and such watering is permitted only between the hours of five a.m. to eight a.m. or seven p.m. to ten p.m. (either period, but not both). To maximize irrigation efficiency, area watering shall be limited to twenty minutes per zone or location.
• Outdoor watering for longer than the time allowed, other than at permitted times, or other than on permitted days is prohibited, with the following exceptions:
o Refilling ornamental pools, hot tubs and swimming pools; and,
o Hand watering from a hose equipped with automatic shut-off, so long as it is attended; and,
o Unrestricted drip irrigation; and,
o Watering from a rain barrel or other collection device as allowed by State law.
• Washing cars is allowed under Level One Restrictions only with a hose equipped with a shut-off valve at or adjacent to the nozzle and the shut-off valve must be engaged at all times when the hose is not directed at the vehicle being washed.
• Washing sidewalks awnings, decks, exteriors of buildings and windows during Level One Restrictions is permitted only with a hose equipped with a shut-off valve at or adjacent to the nozzle, and the shut-off valve must be engaged at all times when the hose is not actively in use for washing.
Colorado Springs Utilities has said restrictions aren't likely this summer, as we reported here.

One reason for that might be related to Utilities having three years worth of water in storage, as reported here.

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