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Big water savings in Aspen

Aspen in 1974 was seeing the need for massive expansion of water storage and treatment to accommodate population growth. Instead, it set out on a different course, one of conservation and efficiency. Per-capital use has declined from 516 gallons to 164 gallons during the last two decades. Continue reading

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Creating a new water normal in mountain towns

Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”

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