Author: Kay Rios

Rain Barrels Capture Growing Interest

With the passing of legislation in 2016, rainwater harvesting became legal for most homeowners in Colorado. The law allows rain barrels to be installed at single-family households and multifamily households with four or less units. A maximum of two barrels with the combined capacity of 110 gallons can be used at each household. There are additional restrictions, says Colorado Rain Catcher manager Pamela Churman. “Rain barrels can only be used to capture rainwater from rooftop downspouts and the water must be used on the same property where it was captured. It can only be used for outdoor purposes such...

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Be Water Wise

With less snowpack and below-average seasonal snowfall, water restrictions are on many Coloradans’ minds. Conservation should be an ongoing effort for everyone. There are two things Joseph Bernosky, director of water and power for the City of Loveland, checks every morning: the ten-day forecast and the snow telemetry report (SNOTEL) from the Natural Resources Conservation Services. That snapshot of the various basins throughout the state keeps him informed about snow and possible water issues. He’s not the only one watching. “Since October 1, we’ve been paying close attention to how snowpack has been accumulating,” says Becky Bolinger, assistant state...

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