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Go easy on agua, town asks

Carbondale is asking residents to comply with voluntary odd/even lawn watering schedules due to current drought conditions.”This is a request for voluntary compliance at this time,” said town manager John Hier. “It is likely that the restrictions will soon be made mandatory.”Residents whose addresses end with an odd number are asked to water on odd calendar days, and those whose addresses end with an even number are asked to water on even calendar days.Carbondale’s utility department and environmental board are reminding water customers of the following ways to conserve water:-Water lawns only in early mornings or evenings.-Let grass grow longer, which retains moisture and helps increase root growth.-Don’t let hoses run unnecessarily when washing cars or during other chores.-Install a rain sensor on automatic sprinkler systems so they won’t operate unnecessarily.-Use sprinklers that deliver large drops instead of a misting spray.-Mulch plants.-Aerate lawns to encourage deep root growth.-Use low-flow showerheads and low-flush toilets.-For new lawns, use grass varieties that are drought-resistant and require less water.-Consider xeriscaping rather than conventional landscaping.

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