This year’s transition from spring to summer is featuring intense heat, and despite a quick occasional storm, not much precipitation. That combination is producing a spike in water demand. ECCV bases its water production on demand. As more water gets used, more water gets put into the system. Here’s how production varied between May 2020 and May 2019:
That amounts to a nearly 60 percent increase in water production compared to last May. The good news is that right now ECCV’s renewable water storage space is full or near full. The catch: a hot spring has melted much of the mountain snowpack.
Stay-at-home orders for Arapahoe County are set to expire on May 8, 2020. As businesses and public buildings start to re-open, ECCV recommends these properties flush their building’s water systems before the building is reoccupied. This removes any stagnant water and fills pipes with fresh water. When a building’s plumbing system is not regularly used, water can sit in pipes and its quality degrades over time. ECCV recommends commercial and public facility customers work with building engineers and facility managers to conduct the following flushing process.
It is important to follow these steps in order: