Three Conservation Bills Signed into Law

A new law in Colorado will help promote water conservation. Under a measure signed in April by Gov. Bill Ritter, water conservation requirements are being added to the state's plumbing code. The bill promotes use of water efficient plumbing fixtures and installation guidelines that meet or exceed national conservation guidelines. In addition, on June 7th,  Ritter signed into law Senate Bill 25 which extends the water-efficiency grant program--originally scheduled to sunset in 2012--until 2020 and House Bill 1051 that requires large water providers to report annually on water use. The latter two bills were sponsored by Sen. Bruce Whitehead (D, Hesperus).