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Rifle imposes watering restrictions

Heidi Rice
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colo. ” For the first time, Rifle res­idents are being put on even- and odd- numbered watering restric­tions, effective Monday.

The restrictions are being put in place due to increasing demands on the city’s Graham Mesa water treatment plant, according to City Manager John Hier.

“Watering for lawn and other outdoor irrigation will be limited by requiring residents with odd-num­bered addresses watering only on odd-numbered days and resi­dences with even- numbered addresses on even-numbered days,” Hier said.

On the days watering is allowed, there is an additional restriction that prohibits watering between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

“We’re implementing this restric­tion due to the increased demand on the water system and the problems we’re having at the Graham Mesa water treatment plant,” Hier said. “It’s an aging plant and we’re pushing it to the max.”

The watering restrictions will remain in place until further notice. For more information about the city’s watering restrictions, residents can watch the local Channel 10 or visit rifleco.org.