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.