Monument: Consumption exceeds Triview’s Denver Basin well capacity

Denver Basin aquifer map
Denver Basin aquifer map

From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Chhun Sun):

The district used about 2 million gallons of water a day over the last two weeks.

The district’s eight wells – located in Denver and Arapahoe – produce a daily pump of 1.8 million gallons.

“Recent water demand within the Triview Metropolitan District has far exceeded anything that the district has experienced in the past,” the district stated. “For the time being, the district, as a whole, needs to reduce usage overall to ensure that sufficient water tank storage can be maintained to supply more critical household needs and potential fire fighting requirements.”

The Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District first learned about the water restrictions Friday.

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