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Brief by Central Staff

Salida Water – August 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

On the evening of July 5, just as Salidans were relaxing from a busy Independence Day weekend, police cars with sirens and bullhorns were making the rounds.

We were outdoors and heard them from several blocks away. All we could make out from the announcement was something about “water,” and my first thought was “Boy, they’re really cracking down on people who water their lawns on the wrong days. Sounds like a full-bore SWAT team.”

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Salida urges residents to save water, but not too much

Brief by Central Staff

Salida water – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Walk around Salida these days, and you see a lot of yellow lawns, along with yards where there’s no grass at all. Perhaps some of that is the result of sloth or this hot and dry summer, but we suspect most of it is a consequence of water meters.

The idea behind installing meters (besides the fact that a state law required it, but the city government is often rather selective about which state laws it will chose to obey) was to reduce water consumption, so that the city’s supply of treated water could be stretched to accommodate growth.

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