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Water conservation measures can save millions of Federal dollars

Photo Courtesy of DOE/NREL, Water conservation measures can save millions of Federal dollars

Colorado is home to the headwaters of many great rivers, but much of the water is owned by downstream states. About 80 percent of our water supply is dependent on melting snow and so years with less snow can quickly start to drain our reservoirs.

With climate change expected to make Colorado a hotter and drier place, the pressure on our water supply will continue to grow. But many believe the potential for water savings is in its infancy.

Building America test house in TucsonPhoto Courtesy of DOE/NREL, Building America test house in Tucson

Here are some sites to get you started in saving water and money:

Colorado Water Conservation Board has tips on saving water:


Ways to save water at home from Colorado State University Extension: (http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/consumer/09952.html)

Denver Water Tips on saving water: (http://www.denverwater.org/Conservation/UseOnlyWhatYouNeed)

Greenprint Denver water conservation tips: (http://www.greenprintdenver.org/getinvolved/conserve-water)

Save Water Today: video tips: (http://www.savewatertoday.org)

American Water: (http://www.amwater125.com)

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