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New state law requires water-efficient sprinklers Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 05:00 AM

IrrigationColorado House Bill 19-1231, “New Appliance Energy and Water Efficiency Standards,” was signed into law on May 30, 2019. The bill aims to reduce energy and water waste by establishing standards for new appliances sold and installed in the state. Those working in the landscape industry in Colorado will need to be aware of this law as it applies to irrigation systems and some outdoor lighting.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work Act signed in Colorado Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 04:00 AM

equal pay actColorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, SB19-085, was signed into law on May 22, 2019. The law allows employees to bring a civil lawsuit alleging wage discrimination based on the employee’s sex. Previously, enforcement of wage discrimination complaints were handled by Colorado’s director of the division of labor standards and statistics.

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Meeting the water crisis: Gross Reservoir Email
Written by Matt Wittern, Denver Water   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 03:00 AM

Gross ReservoirMore than 1.4 million residents today depend on Denver Water to deliver safe and reliable water, as will many of the projected 7.7 million who will call Colorado home by 2040. The Gross Reservoir project, expected to be complete in 2025, will raise the height of the existing dam by 131 feet, which will allow the capacity of the reservoir to nearly triple and store 119,000-acre feet of water.

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Governor proclaims Smart Irrigation Month 2019 Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 02:00 AM

Smart Irrigation MonthColorado Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed July 2019 as Smart Irrigation Month. It is the eighth consecutive year that CPS Distributors has successfully requested the proclamation in Colorado. The aim of the initiative is to promote efficient water use and help customers save water, save money and see better results.

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FAMLI task force to meet July 12 Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 01:00 AM

FAMLI task forceThe first meeting of the Family & Medical Leave Insurance Task Force will be held on Tuesday, July 16th, at 9:30 am. The task force, composed of 13 appointed members, was created to explore the creation of a statewide paid family and medical leave program after Senate Bill 188 (FAMLI) was defeated in the 2019 state legislative session.

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