WPR News
10:28 am
Wed April 20, 2005

Cheyenne Reservoir Levels Normal

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne residents will face normal water restrictions this summer. Board of Public Utilities Water Conservation Specialist Clint Bassett says city reservoirs are at normal levels right now. Still, he says there will be some restrictions as part of Cheyenne's wise water use plan, which has been used to promote efficient water use over the last two years. Cheyenne residents will not be able to water between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm and will be limited to watering their lawns three times a week. Flowers and gardens, though, can be watered any day. Bassett says their two-year old strategy to reduce water consumption has been working well. In 2002, he says the city used 18,000 acre feet of water. That dropped to 13,000 in 2003 and 2004.