Water Report: Conservation and Reuse Needed

Environmental groups have presented an alternative solution to meeting Colorado’s urban water supply gap. Conservation, reuse, sharing water resources and finding acceptable ‘smart’ projects can fill the urban supply gap identified by state studies, a report released by Western Resource Advocates, Trout Unlimited, and the Colorado Environmental Coalition claims.  The report, Filling the Gap: Common Sense Solutions to Meeting Front Range Water Needs, omits using new supplies of water and reduces the number of acceptable projects in favor of adding heavier emphasis on urban conservation and reuse. It also stresses cooperative ventures between agricultural water rights holders and cities, and using energy-efficient, environmentally responsible projects.