Watering restrictions work. But only 53% of Colorado cities have them.
Outdoor use accounts for as much as half of all domestic water consumption and cities that tightened the spigot have significantly reduced per-person use. But permanent watering rules are just one conservation tool.
Colorado’s Water Plan has made progress toward ensuring supply, but the work’s far from done
Five years in, accelerating climate change and rapid population growth, not to mention a shortage of funding, have made the Colorado Water Plan's vision for the future more complex.