Although we are still tracking some light snow and icy/snow covered roads, the biggest concern for the morning will be the frigid temperatures. We are starting off with temperatures a few degrees above/below zero. Due to a breezy wind this morning, our wind chill, or what it "feels" like is well below zero. Please bundle up with numerous layers as you head out this morning. You will likely need to keep all the layers on hand throughout the day as highs reach the teens and low 20s with lingering flurries possible. For a full look at the weekend, click on the "Weather" tab.
Things will start out the same as they ended last year for Colorado Springs water customers. On Tuesday, City Council members approved a new water shortage ordinance.
That means, you will only be able to water twice-a-week on designated days beginning April 15.
Here is the schedule for twice-a-week watering:
The new ordinance also allows Colorado Springs Utilities to modify the watering days, by adding an extra day or taking away a day, depending on the water conditions.
And there are other changes, according to Anne Seder of Colorado Springs Utilities. "An important thing to note that's changed this year with the outcome is we are not allowing for most watering of trees shrubs plants. That is something new this year, but customers can still water those things at any time with a drip irrigation system or a hand-held container."
Also in the new restrictions---a customer who is installing new landscaping must get a permit from the city.
For more information: