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Council discusses water use, scarcity plans for Fountain

 

Last updated 2/28/2022 at 9:15am

Karin Hill

Chris Glommen, above, and Tyrone Johnson, below, receive special City Council recognition Feb. 12 for their contributions to Fountain transit operations.

The Fountain City Council recently held an initial discussion on proposed rules intended to save water while maintaining attractive and user-friendly landscapes.

The proposed Landscape Conservation Standards, which would apply to new residential and commercial construction, promote ideas such as limited grass areas, use of drought-tolerant plants, and specific irrigation criteria.

According to presenters Kristy Martinez, city planning supervisor, and Katie Helm, conservation and sustainability program manager, about 40 percent of the water used in Fountain is for outdoor irrigation. This...



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