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Water Conservation

Indoor Conservation

  • Repair leaky faucets, pipes and run-on toilets.
  • Don't let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth.
  • Use a trickle rather than a full stream when washing hands.
  • Use less water in the tub or shower. Use showerhead flow valve to cut back water while soaping.
  • Never use the toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket.
  • Run only full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the fridge rather than running the tap to get cold water.
  • Use more brush and less water for washing dishes. Don't let water run for rinsing.
  • Catch shower warm up water and use it to water plants.
  • Check toilets for leaks. Put a little food coloring in the toilet tank. If, without flushing, the color begins to appear in the bowl, you have a leak that should be repaired immediately.
  • Install inexpensive water-saving showerheads or flow restrictors. They're easy to install and some have an easy to use flow control valve.
  • Replace older high water use toilets with the new ultra low flow models. Do some homework - some function better than others.
  • When in the market for a new washing machine, consider a water efficient front load model.

Outdoor Conservation

  • Water the landscape only, not streets, walks, or driveways.
  • Don't let the water run while washing your car. Use a bucket & hose with automatic shut-off nozzle.
  • At a commercial car wash, use a hand-held wand and bubble brush, not the automatic drive-through.
  • Use broom or blower, not water, to clean drives and sidewalks.
  • Replace turf areas with natural, non-watered vegetation.
  • Manually turn off lawn sprinklers during rain or wind.

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City Utilities

Kip Wiley
Utilities Director
Barb Larsen
Utilities Technician
Kelly Simpkins
Utility Billing Technician
Mike Louritt
Wastewater Supervisor
Larry Watters
Water Supervisor
Rusty Anthony
Field Services Crew Chief

220 W. South Avenue
P.O. Box 9007
Woodland Park, CO 80866

Utility Billing: 719.686.9680
Utilities Admin: 719.687.5208
FAX: 719.687.5232

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