Water keeps Colorado running

 

 

1%

That’s how many public water systems in the U.S. are dealing with contamination by PFAS, dangerous chemicals found in such common items as Scotchguard and Teflon.

This week in Denver, top EPA officials said the process to begin setting enforceable limits on these contaminants will begin by year-end.

But critics maintain that the EPA is not moving fast enough and is not setting limits at low enough levels to protect the public.

 

 

 

86%

of Colorado’s water is used for agriculture. But up to 33% of irrigated farms could dry up.

Water controls our food supply.

Farmers need suitable water sources to irrigate their farms. But growing cities are looking for water, too. By 2050, Colorado could lose 500,000-700,00 acres of currently irrigated farmland to meet the demands of municipal growth.

18

states and the Republic of Mexico share rivers that begin in Colorado.

9 interstate compacts determine how that water is shared.

Learn how state administrators work with water users to meet the terms of these legal agreements.

80%

of Coloradans drink water that flows out of national forest land – and forest fires threaten that water.

Forest, fire and water are inextricably linked.

Ash, nutrients and sediment pollute water after fires. Wildfires are a reality for those living in the West, but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone.

We ensure a better future for Colorado through water education.

UPCOMING EVENT

Integrating Land Use Practices into Water Efficiency Plans
Workshops: Longmont, Durango, Pueblo, Grand Junction


Are you a water provider, a consultant, or someone in a position to write, guide, or approve Water Efficiency Plans? Water Education Colorado and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy invite you to join us for a workshop. This free workshop will focus on opportunities, requirements, and new guidance for incorporating land use practices into Water Efficiency Plans. This workshop will be available at different locations throughout the state, each with a different speaker from a municipality and a special district.

Workshop dates include: Sep 16 (Longmont), October 30 (Durango), November 5 (Pueblo) and November 12 (Grand Junction). The workshop is FREE, but registration is limited to 30 participants.

Register here