Ritter Promotes Conservation

According to a Pueblo Chieftain article, former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is promoting a campaign to substantially reduce water use in the Colorado River basin by the year 2020. The goal of the program is to reduce per-person daily water use to 90 gallons per day. The figure includes only residential use, including landscape watering. “We are stretching the capacity of the Colorado River well past its limit,” Ritter said. “The future of thousands of businesses, farms and communities depend on our commitment to conserving water in the river, and the ‘90 by 20’ initiative is a critical part of that commitment.”