On June 25, 2012 Aspen City Council members voted to enact a STAGE ONE WATER SHORTAGE. The objective of water use restrictions during this stage is a ten percent (10%) reduction in water use. Voluntary conservation is encouraged during this condition.
An odd-even schedule is in effect on a voluntary basis. An odd-even schedule means that addresses ending in odd numbers and addresses ending in even numbers will water on alternate days, with odd numbers only irrigating on a date that ends in an odd number, and even numbers only irrigating on a date that ends in an even number. (ie: 130 S. Galena would water on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th... of each month)
Public facilities are directed to implement water use restrictions including: limiting irrigation of public parks and golf courses, reducing street washing and suspending fire hydrant flushing and testing.
City of Aspen Water Customers, please be advised that as of Monday, July 2, 2012 rates for tier 3 and 4 water consumption increased by 50% and 75% respectively. This rate change most affects the largest users of water and is in effect while the City is under its current STAGE ONE WATER SHORTAGE.
For tips on how to conserve water, go to www.wateruseitwisely.com