Are you like "that guy" who can’t help striking poses and hoses the lawn while doing it? Denver Water says don't be. It's time once again for the city's water utility service to remind citizens not to waste precious water by adhering to summertime watering rules. Denver may have a relatively stable water supply, but it may not last long even with sporadic summer rains. This year's water conservation slogan is "Use Only What You Need."
It’s official: Denver, Colorado has the third worst urban heat island in the country. This was the conclusion of nonprofit climate news organization Climate Central after analyzing the temperatures of 60 U.S. cities from 2003 to 2014. Denver’s average temperatures have increased by 4.9 °F throughout this timespan, but Las Vegas, Nevada experienced the highest change, with about 7.3 °F. That said, things are actually getting worse everywhere, as Doyle Rice of USA Today reports:
When is the best time to have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system checked? In an article published by Explorer News, StatePoint Media gets the pulse of the experts from a major international HVAC provider. According to these experts, fall is a great time to conduct a thorough inspection and maintenance, and more importantly, to remedy the kinks and glitches that can make the colder months unbearable.
All households need water, but not all water is created equally. According to a U.S. geological survey, about 85% of the country gets what is called “hard water”—water that has high levels of mineral salts, especially that of calcium and magnesium. Denver itself has this type of water, though the “hardness” varies with the season, being slightly harder in the winter when water bodies freeze and softer in the spring when lakes and streams start flowing again.
The EPA has recently proposed plans to cut down the amount of carbon dioxide each state produces. This is an effort to help reduce the effects of climate change occurring in areas around the United States. According to a report from The Denver Business Journal, Colorado has already taken measures to shift to alternative forms of energy as numerous wind and solar power structures were built within the state in recent years. However, there is always room for improvement, especially from the end of state residents.
Extreme weather conditions like thunderstorms or flash floods may not be the norm in Colorado during summer. However, the lack of water and the possibility of drought are still prevalent in the region. Consequently, state authorities and environmental groups push for cutting back on water consumption and reducing wastage.