Gabi Rivera

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Danielle Venegas wrote:
I don't think municipal water is the answer either. They will often put water restrictions up in times of drought. We have had years and years where you are allowed to water only on certain days at certain times, anything else is fined. CO is even stricter about water than Wyoming.



Using rainwater when available and barrels filled with municipal water should allow for watering on the restricted days. I would hope that I could build a system that does not require daily watering once the plants are established. I agree that using municipal water (or well water for that matter) is not sustainable but even Geoff Lawton irrigates a bit. I am really afraid of using wells because I never had one. Adding the unpredictability of a permit application does not help. I got an answer from the groundwater people but it is vague so I am looking for more clarification. I will post here in case anybody else needs this info.
5 years ago
Dean, I really love the area and will find a way. Sometimes I wonder if I should buy a house in town with municipal water supply and try to grow intensively on a small piece of land. It would be more expensive but at least there is water. I could always do rainwater harvesting illegally as the primary source of irrigation. It would also save the cost of drilling a well and septic.

May I ask if you did rain barrels or simply redirected the flow to be stored in the soil?
5 years ago
Thanks, Danielle. I went to the link you provided and found a map that takes me closer to finding out which district applies to my area. I sent them an e-mail and we'll see what they say.

I hope somebody who lives in the area will be able to give me an answer based on actual experiences. I would hate to buy property I am not able to irrigate. Just by looking on a satellite image of the area, there don't seem to be any cultivated areas, which is a bad sign. Most people leave the native grass and keep horses.
5 years ago
We are moving back to Colorado Springs and want to buy a small acreage (5 acres) in the Falcon/Peyton area. We will need to have a well dug. However, I heard that having a household well does not allow for irrigation. Is there anybody familiar with this issue? How do you establish a garden and food forest under the local restrictions? I feel like my dream of owning a larger piece of property and growing food on it is not feasible. Large enough properties are not on the municipal water system. Rainwater harvesting is illegal.
5 years ago
We are moving back to Colorado Springs and want to buy a small acreage (5 acres) in the Falcon/Peyton area. We will need to have a well dug. However, I heard that having a household well does not allow for irrigation. Is there anybody familiar with this issue? How do you establish a garden and food forest under the local restrictions?
5 years ago