Water conservation a cooperative effort

To the editor:

First of all, I want to thank the Business Times for their March 23 issue on water. Maintaining the quality and quantity of water will truly be one of the most important issues we face worldwide in the coming years, and educating our citizens about water issues is extremely important.

I do need to correct one misperception in Mike Moran’s story, “Water conservation part of plan to preserve supplies.” The development of the Drought Response Information Program, or DRIP, was a cooperative effort among Grand Valley domestic water providers, including Ute Water, Clifton Water, the Town of Palisade, the City of Grand Junction and the Colorado State University Extension.

We have worked hard over the years to cooperate and speak with one voice on water conservation issues and potential impacts of drought to domestic water supplies, and we will continue to do so in the future.

Our supply of water is not growing, although our population surely is. The Drought Response Information Project, or DRIP, will continue to educate the Grand Valley about the importance of water and encourage our customers and residents to use it wisely.

Sincerely,

Kristin Winn

Member, Drought Response Information Project

Grand Junction