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  1. 7/17/2008 DENVER WATER’S NEW SOIL AMENDMENT GOES INTO EFFECT AUGUST 1ST
  2. As part of Denver Water’s Tap+Smart Conservation Plan, in November 2007 the Board of Water Commissioners approved the soil amendment operating rule, effective August 1, 2008. Soil preparation applies to all commercial, industrial and residential properties throughout the Denver Water service area that will have a meter set after August 1, 2008.
     
    Importance of Soil Amendment:
     
    Amending your soil with compost has multiple benefits:  
    • Organic matter (compost) particles can hold moisture in the soil for extended periods, allowing water to be available to plants over a longer period of time.
    • Compost can provide small amounts of the key nutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (N-P-K) and also increases microbial activity, which improves plant root growth.
    • Compost also “opens” clay soils allowing better drainage and “closes” sandy soils preventing water from leaching away too quickly.
     
    Program Description: 

    • The soil preparation requirement is four (4) cubic yards of approved amendment product per 1,000 square feet of permeable area
    • The soil amendment product must be incorporated or rototilled to a depth of four to six inches.
    • Site shall be raked smooth and finish grades established; rocks and debris over 1-inch diameter that may interfere with planting and maintenance operations shall be removed.
    • Denver Water provides a comprehensive list of approved products.  

    For more information on the Soil Amendment please call or email the following: 

    • Soil amendment:  303-628-6343, option 3 or soilamendment@denverwater.org
    • Tap issues:                    303-628-6100
    • Meter set/inspection:     303-628-6145