WPR News
12:40 pm
Wed September 28, 2005

Cheyenne Water Consumption Spikes

Cheyenne, WY – Water use in Cheyenne is way up this month. The Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities says only a tenth of an inch of rain has fallen this month on the area. As a result, nearly 22 million gallons of water are being used each day. That's seven million more gallons a day then a year ago, and even worse then the drought year of 2002. Still, Water Conservation Specialist Clint Bassett says city reservoirs have plenty of water, so the overall impact hasn't been too bad. Bassett says keeping an eye on water usage is becoming more important as the community continues to grow. And Bassett says steps to ensure future water supplies are being taken. He points to a 2003 master plan that gave a list of recommendations and suggested picking a couple to work on. Bassett says they are doing every single one.