December 23, 2009--PAWSD gets $50,000 for water-saving program (Pagosa Sun)

The State of Colorado has awarded the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) a $48,700 grant to help implement a critical portion of the district’s 2008 Water Conservation Plan. Working with Great Western Institute, a Colorado-based non-profit, the district successfully procured the “Water Efficiency Grant” to help cover costs associated with performing “SMART WATER audits” and installing water-conserving fixtures at select local businesses. Last winter, PAWSD conducted pilot SMART WATER audits at various volunteer businesses to gauge potential water savings and community-wide interest in a fixtures retrofit program. In the process, the district evaluates a business’s water use and determines water savings solutions.

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