Colorado Springs residents are still using considerably less water than they did nine years ago, according to statistics that will be presented this afternoon to CSU’s Utilities Board.
Consumers used 31 percent less water this year than they did in 2001. That’s even more significant when you consider the fact that temperatures in June were slightly higher than normal and rainfall was only 15 percent of normal.
All told, CSU customers are using 1.9 million gallons less water than they did nine years ago. Recently, though, there has been an uptick in usage. During the month of June, consumers used 36 percent more water than they did last year.
Despite the lower-than-normal precipitation, CSU’s water reservoirs are in good shape and are at 96 percent capacity if firm storage and excess capacity storage are taken into account.