Douglas County Water Resource Authority's 19 members represent the regional collection of municipalities, water providers and County government that is dedicated to water resource conservation, education, public policy initiatives and the creation of a forum for the discussion of issues related to water.
Members of the DCWRA recognize that outdoor water use constitutes a sizable percentage of the County's overall water use – more than 40 percent – and therefore recognize that the management of our citizen's outdoor water use is one of the most important tools that we have to manage water demand in the future. One of the most powerful methods to reduce current, and future, outdoor watering demands, without compromising the natural beauty of the Colorado landscape, can be done using Xeriscape as a planting and water use alternative to bluegrass.
With the receipt of a grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the DCWRA will utilize this funding to mass produce and mail a DVD copy of, "What Every Douglas County Resident Needs to Know About Xeriscaping" to all single family residences in Douglas County and selected portions of neighboring Arapahoe County as a component of our ongoing, and never-ending water conservation education and outreach efforts. Through this conservation project, nearly 100,000 homes, with more than 300,000 Colorado residents, will be reached and informed about the benefits and particulars of Xeriscape.