Officials Discuss Grand Valley Water Issues
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- On Monday, Ute Water held the biggest effort in the history of the Grand Valley to discuss drought issues for domestic water.
Officials from Ute Water, Clifton Water, the City of Grand Junction Council and Palisade Board of Trustees were all in attendance.
Officials say it's important to come together so everyone can keep up on how each water supply is looking for the year.
Even with all of the rain we have seen lately we are still currently in a stage one drought, but officials say water conditions are slightly improving.
“The big key in the whole thing for drought conditions is, if we could keep the weather fairly cool for another two weeks, we will be a lot better off,” said Larry Clever, general manager of Ute Water.
“We haven't gone to a point of mandating definite water restrictions like some of the eastern slope cities,” said Greg Trainor, director of Public Works and Utilities for the City of Grand Junction. “Manly because our water sheds of Grand Mesa seem to be holding up very well.”
As long as people are careful with their water use, officials don't believe we will have to go into stage two where they would have to enforce stricter restrictions.