Last week 9 news reported that extreme drought conditions, the Cameron Peak Fire, and the Horsetooth Outlet Project have created a cause for concern in Fort Collins. To prevent shortages, water restrictions will take effect on Oct. 1, 2020 and are expected to remain until Nov. 3.
Fort Collins will not allow lawn watering and has implemented restrictions on vehicle washing, power washing, and street sweeping. According to 9News, Fort Collins receives about 50 percent of its water from the Colorado-Big Thompson Project via Horsetooth Reservoir and 50 percent from the Cache la Poudre River. Without the water restrictions, the city said there could be a daily water shortage of up to 38 percent.
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