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  1. 9/3/2010 DENVER WATER REWARDS DISTRICT CUSTOMERS FOR RESPONSIBLE WATER USE
  2. Representatives from Denver Water traveled to Platte Canyon to recognize several District customers for their responsible outdoor water use.  As part of Denver Water’s inaugural “Thank you for using only what you need day”, these water savers were given free T-shirts and bottle openers touting the USE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED campaign message.
     
    Denver Water chose the District water savers by utilizing a process of aerial photography to determine the ratio of permeable (lawn/garden) and non permeable (structures, driveway, and sidewalk) surface areas of a homeowner’s property and then comparing the amount of permeable surface to actual water use numbers.  Normal outdoor water use for lawns that have Kentucky Bluegrass is 18 gallons per square foot of lawn per season.  District water savers averaged 8-12 gallons per square foot and still maintained healthy landscapes.
     
    According to Tim Lapan, Denver Water Conservation Specialist, Denver Water hopes this recognition program will continue in the future.  “It’s nice to recognize people who work to conserve water as opposed to those who waste it,” Mr. Lapan stated.