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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Cold Weather and Water

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Cold Weather Tips

Winter is in full force and the temperatures over the next week will be bitterly cold. Pipes and utility meters can freeze when the temperature remains below 25 degrees for extended periods of time. Water utilities are responsible for wat...

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Water Utilities
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Prairie Smart Watering

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Pueblo West is an arid region that receives only 12 inches of rainfall each year versus the US average of 38 inches. Our primary source of drinking water is Twin Lakes, located just south of Leadville. ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Cycle and Soak Method

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The soil in Pueblo West is made up of heavy clay that tends to hold water for longer periods of time compared to other soils. The cycle and soak approach breaks up your total watering time into three intervals, spaced at least 30 minutes apart. T...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Outdoor Efficiency

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  • Mulch planting beds with newspaper, leaves, bark, or wood chips. Mulches retain soil moisture and improve soil quality.
  • Water your plantings with a soaker hose or a drip irrigation system. Less water evaporates this way than with a sprinkler, and you targe...
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