On August 21, the City of Grand Junction implemented mandatory outdoor watering restrictions for all customers who use City of Grand Junction water for irrigation. The recommended outdoor watering schedule was implemented in a 3-2-1 format which entails restricting watering to three days per week in August, two days per week in September, and one day per week in October.
Beginning today, City water users should cut back outdoor watering to one day per week.
Since the implementation of water restrictions, City water customers continue to conserve, although total savings have declined in the last couple of weeks with 27 million gallons saved over 2017 totals since restrictions were implemented.
Conditions in Mesa County have been categorized as “D4 – Exceptional Drought” https://bit.ly/2OpizyU. In 2017, September experienced three days with precipitation of greater than .10 inch. In 2018, there were zero days with precipitation of that quantity. In addition, some forecast models are beginning to indicate a dry winter ahead, which is different than some of the information we were seeing previously. For these reasons, conservation continues to be extremely important.
For additional information on City of Grand Junction Water Services, visit the web page at https://www.gjcity.org/residents/water-services/.
Contact: Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager 970-244-1507 or firstname.lastname@example.org