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Water connects us all

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Dillon Reservoir in September
Dillon Reservoir, on the west side of the Continental Divide, is the largest reservoir in Denver Water’s system. Half of our water supply comes from West Slope tributaries of the Colorado River. Photo credit: Denver Water.

During these hot, “dog days” of summer, the higher temperatures typically lead to more water use — and higher monthly water bills. 
So it’s a good time to think before you use.

Half of Denver Water’s supply comes from West Slope rivers and streams, diverted to the Front Range by tunnels under the Continental Divide. That’s why it’s important that we don’t just react to conditions in the metro area, as the decadeslong drought conditions on the west side of our state have significant impacts to us as well.

You can help. 

By following the summer watering rules, you can help preserve reservoir levels and reduce the risk that additional water restrictions will be needed in the future.

Check toilets or fixtures inside your home and fix any leaks you find.  

Check your outdoor sprinklers too, repairing any leaks quickly. Don’t water in the rain or when it’s windy.  

And think about renovating your landscape, or a piece of  it, using flowers, shrubs or trees that need less water than turf.

We all need to do our part.