City Council adopted a new Drought Management Plan on April 2. The goal of the Drought Management Plan is to ensure that adequate water supplies are available for essential services such as fire protection and indoor uses. The plan is tailored to the City of Brighton’s specific water systems and is designed to protect the City’s limited water supplies during times of drought.
The plan implements a four-stage drought index called the Brighton Drought Index. Each stage is based on the amount of water physically available to the City and predicted water reserves. Keep an eye out for drought information in your bill, in the newspaper, and on Channel 8. Calendars have been sent out listing what watering days customers will have available for outdoor watering based on the current drought stage. Pay close attention to these calendars since watering on days other than those listed will be considered a violation with possibly significant fees attached. And as always, please do not water between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., daily.
If you’d like more information on our Drought Management Plan or ways that you can conserve water, please visit our website at www.brightonco.gov or contact the City’s Water Resources Division at 303- 655-2129.