DENVER (AP) — Drinking water for the holiday season is getting better in Colorado, thanks to a program started by Gov.
But the water purifiers will be a lot less reliable in Denver’s parks and recreation facilities, as more people will need to drink the water and less will be coming to them, the governor’s office said Friday.
The governor’s water purifier program started in January, and has helped more than 10 million people drink water through it.
The state’s first-ever snow removal program, which is scheduled to run through December, will run from now until April, with the goal of removing up to 20 feet of snow from the streets of Denver.
The Denver area’s water systems have been operating for years with the city’s supply at the city limits.
But the new purification program is being expanded to help address a growing population that will make up about a third of Denver’s population by 2025, according to the governor.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the program will help curb the citys water usage.
“This is about more than just a water purifying program,” Hancock said in a statement.
“It is about building resilience and creating more opportunities for the city to be able to meet the needs of our people.”
Denver’s water system has been running with the exception of a few areas, such as the north edge of the city and parts of north metro Denver, which have been dealing with extreme winter weather.