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Water is a finite resource that we all depend on for survival. The Grand Valley, which only receives about 10 inches of precipitation a year, primarily relies on captured snowmelt and rainfall in the Colorado River watershed and reservoirs on the Grand Mesa for domestic and irrigation purposes. 

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As a Grand Valley domestic water provider, Clifton Water District recognizes our responsibility as good water stewards require active engagement with our customers and the greater community to provide public education on water conservation and drought conditions. In 2011, we teamed up with the City of Grand Junction and Ute Water Conservancy District to develop a Regional Water Conservation Plan that focuses on the future water needs of the Grand Valley. The plan strives to reduce residential water demand in the Grand Valley by educating the community, landscape contractors, and customers regarding xeric landscapes and water conservation, creating public awareness of wise water use and water conservation, and promoting water saving awareness in commercial and industrial sectors.

Before the Regional Water Conservation Plan and as a direct result of the 2002-2003 drought, we worked with the City of Grand Junction, the Town of Palisade, and the Ute Water Conservancy District to establish a unified strategy about regional drought concerns. A Drought Response Plan was developed to provide the Governing Boards and City Councils with options to consider if water supplies are impacted due to drought or other supply-related problems. The Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) was initiated as a part of the plan to provide education on why and how to reduce per capita consumption across all water use classes in the respective service areas. We all have an obligation to our community to practice water conservation daily. To learn more about ways you can conserve, visit