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Water Conservation

Due to a mild winter and poor snowpack, the stream flows throughout the county are reaching record lows.  As a result of these circumstances, the EVMD in cooperation with the ERW&SD (Eagle River Water & Sanitation District) are teaming up to conserve water and to sustain existing stream flows.  Through this partnership, as in previous drought years, the EVMD has played a key role in conserving water.  From the beginning of the season, the EVMD has anticipated low stream flows and has reduced the amount of water used on its amenities.  This reduction is the direct result of a comprehensive drought plan that the EVMD implements in circumstances such as these.  The Drought Management Plan is comprised of several levels of irrigation reductions that vary depending on severity.  These levels range anywhere from 25% up to 50% savings in water usage with a “Worse Case Scenario” with savings up to 70% of normal usage.  As of today, the EVMD is watering at 65% of normal usage and is constantly monitoring conditions and making adjustments.  As for the potable water used in our pocket parks, we are under the watering restrictions set forth by the ERW&SD (3 days per week) and irrigating at 60% of normal.

Other key measures that the EVMD has taken to reduce water usage
  • Implemented computerized weather station with rain shut off
  • Installed a self-contained biodegradable equipment wash off station
  • Increased square footage of “native” non-irrigated areas on both golf courses
  • Daily audits to improve irrigation efficiencies
  • Test water quality twice per year
By implementing these reductions and measures the EVMD plays an integral roll in sustaining stream flows, returning water back into the streams, and contributing to the overall health of the streams.
EV Dog Park Memorial Press Release Read more

EV Dog Park Memorial Press Release

The EagleVail Metro District Board has voted to approve the proposal to create a dog memorial in West Park, located at the far west end of Deer Blvd, community manager Jeff Layman announced today. Funded by private donations and volunteer efforts of EagleVail citizens, the proposal calls for redesign of the existing gazebo in the park, located between the playground and the volleyball courts.

“Everyone is excited about the opportunity to create something in the community that brings people together in a way that reflects one of the unique attributes of EagleVail,” Layman said today. “And it turns out that in our neighborhood, the bond between dogs and people exists not only with owners, but with their owners’ neighbors. And West Park has been a meeting place where everyone’s gotten to know literally everyone and their dog for years.” To read the entire press release please click here