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South Platte Renew 4th Annual Grease and Oil Take-Back Event

On Saturday, November 28, 2020, South Platte Renew (SPR) is hosting its 4th Annual Grease and Oil Take-Back event from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2900 South Platte River Drive in Englewood.

This event is strategical timed for the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so community members can bring in used oil and grease from their holiday meal to dispose of it properly.

At Thanksgiving time, holiday cooking can leave gallons of unwanted oil and grease to clean up.

100% of Colorado Remains in a Drought

Water year 2020 (10/1/19 - 9/31/20) started out promising with plentiful snowfall last winter and spring, but with the typical monsoon season nearly nonexistent, the state has been left in a severe drought.

According to the November 3 update from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 24.4% of Colorado is in an exceptional drought, 49.7% is in an extreme drought, 19.6% is in a severe drought, 6.3% is in a moderate drought and 0% of the state is abnormally dr

6th Annual Imagine a Day Without Water is on October 21

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis demonstrated the critical role that water and wastewater systems play in their communities, protecting public health, safeguarding the environment, and making a healthy economy possible.

On October 21, the Value of Water Campaign encourages everyone to Imagine a Day Without Water.

6th Annual Imagine a Day Without Water is on October 21

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. This crisis demonstrated the critical role that water and wastewater systems play in their communities, protecting public health, safeguarding the environment, and making a healthy economy possible.

On October 21, the Value of Water Campaign encourages everyone to Imagine a Day Without Water.

Summer Watering Rules End, Severe Drought Continues

Although the Summer Watering Rules concluded on October 1, the District would like to remind you that dry conditions continue to cover 100% of the state with nearly 90% in severe, extreme, or exceptional drought categories.

According to the September 29 update from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 2.6% of Colorado is in an exceptional drought, 50.3% is in an extreme drought, 36.4% is in a severe drought, 10.0% is in a moderate drought and 0.7% of the s

Prep Your Pipes for Freezing Temps

Colorado weather can go from one extreme to the other at the drop of a hat. It's hard to know for sure what to expect in the following weeks, but it's always best to plan ahead and start prepping your home's plumbing for plunging temperatures.

 

Before cold weather sets in:

Winterize your irrigation systems. Make sure that you turn everything off and fully drain or blow-out the system. Be sure to disconnect garden hoses from all spigots.