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DENVER -- Denver Water plans to give away 10,000
water-saving kits in an effort to reduce water use during the current
The Denver Water Board voted to spend $80,000 on the kits, which
will be distributed at the Colorado Garden and Home Show in February.
The kits contain a water-saving shower head, leak-detector tablets
for toilets, flow reducers for water faucets and a bucket good for
collecting water in showers, said Liz Gardener, conservation manager
for Denver Water.
``If 70 percent of the people who take them actually install these
devices, we will save 131 acre-feet of water annually,'' Gardener
Denver Water's reservoirs, and others around the state, are about
48 percent full, compared with an average of 80 percent this time of
Denver Water serves 1.1 million people in metro Denver. Customers
are banned from any outdoor water use through the winter to conserve
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