City spouts water conservation, but practices waste |

City spouts water conservation, but practices waste

Dear Editor,

I picked up the June 26 paper and read the headline on Glenwood’s new mandatory water restriction. I am all for this restriction and was surprised it had not happened sooner. As I read the article a quote struck me sort of funny. “Daytime watering in these hot, dry and windy conditions often results in over half the water evaporating before it soaks in the soil.” Now, I never water during the day for that reason and I believe that most people are aware of this as well, besides the city of Glenwood. I hate to point fingers guys, but your watering schedules seem to fall in the hottest hours of the day. With broken sprinklers spewing water all over sidewalks and streets.

In fact, after reading this article on the mandatory 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. restriction, I drove past Two Rivers Park around 10:30 a.m., and there were sprinklers running. Now granted, 10:30 in the morning is far better than the city’s sprinklers I see running around 2 or 3 in the afternoon. I have no problem following this restriction and have already taken means to conserve water. So I am asking the city that has passed the mandatory restriction to follow its own rules.

Thank you.

Patty Grace

Glenwood Springs

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