Dear Residents of Town of Hot Sulphur Springs:

The Town Board of Trustees has adopted TOWN OF HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, COLORADO RESOLUTION NO. 2020-8-22: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTIONS IN THE TOWN OF HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, COLORADO AND IMPOSING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF at the last regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday August 20, 2020. This resolution was presented in response to Grand County imposed Stage 2 fire restrictions, lack of rain, increased fire danger, and moderate drought conditions.

Conservation of water is of great importance in Colorado but especially during drought conditions. In order to maintain water supply for all customers in the Town and retain water resources in the event they are need to combat wildfires while under drought conditions, the Town desires to adopt restrictions as to the use of treated Town water for irrigation and outdoor use; and impose penalties for violations. The following watering restrictions have been approved and are to become effective starting August 24, 2020 and run through September 30, 2020:

  1. Residents of Town may use treated Town water to irrigate lawns, trees, shrubs, and other outdoor uses every third day between the hours of 6 PM and 9 AM starting as follows: Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2, or 3 start August 24, 2020; Addresses ending in 4, 5, or 6 start August 25, 2020; and Addresses ending in 7, 8, or 9 start August 26, 2020.
  2. Conservation techniques are recommended by the use of xeriscaping, drip hoses, timers, and shut off nozzles.
  3. Watering will only be allowed on the days designated in paragraph
  4. Water wasting (water that runs off your property) is not allowed.
  5. Fines-The following penalties apply for violations of this Resolution: First – Warning, Second – $25 fine, Third – $50 fine, Fourth – $100 fine
  6. Property owners that have access to non-treated raw water sources please clearly post in public view.

The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees and Staff appreciates your cooperation and attentiveness to water conservation during these dry conditions we are experiencing. A copy of this resolution can be provided upon request. Please contact Town Hall at (970) 725-3933 with any questions.

Sincerely,

Robert McVay, Mayor

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs

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