District and Authority adopt Eagle River Regional Water Efficiency Plan

 

Water efficiency is not necessarily about using less water, it is about wasting less water.

 

The boards of the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority have unanimously approved and adopted the Eagle River Regional Water Efficiency Plan.

 

The plan is a joint effort by the district and authority that outlines actions the organizations will take to meet increasing regional water demands with available supply into the future in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner (read a Vail Daily story).

 

Both the district and the authority are required to have a water efficiency plan on file with the Colorado Water Conservation Board, which is part of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. The CWCB awarded grant funds to the district and authority to assist with plan development.

 

Prior to adopting the plan, the organizations conducted an extensive stakeholder outreach process where the plan was presented to nearly 20 community groups, several of which can be viewed on the High Five Access Media website (watch a video). Feedback at those presentations informed a draft which was produced for public comment in July 2018. All comments received were considered for integration into the final plan and are noted in a plan appendix.

 

See the plan here.