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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-January 8, 2020-Precipitation across the Yampa Valley plays a vital role in the daily lives of citizens and the means to conserve this important resource will be the focus of an upcoming Talking Green presentation and the impetus behind updating the Steamboat Springs Water Conservation Plan.
“While Steamboat is prepared to meet long-term growth in the region, wise water use can help improve the reliability of water supplies in times of drought and local wildfire and sustain a healthy environment,” said Water Resources Manager Kelly Romero-Heaney.
Steamboat Springs places a high value on providing a thriving urban environment for its developing community while also preserving and supporting local agriculture, open space and healthy mountain ecosystems.
“In the past few years, we’ve explored river health, long-term water supplies and watershed protection. Now the City of Steamboat Springs and the Mount Werner Water District are tying these elements together by looking at how we can use water more efficiently,” said Frank Alfone, General Manager for the Mount Werner Water & Sanitation District.
The city and district are actively collaborating on an update to the 2011 Steamboat Springs Water Conservation Plan that aligns with the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s (CWCB) guidelines and reflects the community’s values, recent planning efforts and staff expertise.
This is the energy behind a Talking Green presentation Tuesday, January 14 with State Water Conservation Specialist Kevin Reidy and Senior Water Resources Engineer Courtney Black, looking at water efficiency programs and initiatives in Steamboat and across the state.
A draft of the plan is available for review online providing an opportunity for the public to comment. City Council and board members will also have a chance to review the plan and provide input prior to final approval.
ContactKelly Romero-Heaney, Water Resources Manager, 970.871.8205 or emailFrank Alfone, General Manager Mount Werner Water, 970.879.2424 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email