This is all happening because the City of Midland is going to be receiving 10 percent less water from the Colorado Municipal Water District.
For the first time in history, the district is going to be getting their water from one lake. So now officials are asking residents not to cut back on how much they use but cut back on how they use it.
"I just think it's important to conserve," says Alice Carrera, Community Manager of Windscape Apartments.
Carrera will be turning off her water more often.
"Taking shorter showers, shutting off the water while I'm brushing my teeth," said Carrera.
She's the Community Manager at Windscape Apartments, and she's prepared.
"Send out notices to residents, let them know we are going to observe the water usage," said Carrera.
The City of Midland says the water they received from Colorado City.
"Reduced, all the cities by 10 percent," said Stuart Pervis, Director of Utilities in Midland.
So now Pervis says they're forming a plan "To adjust when they use there water, they wont have to use it all at once."
They're asking people like Alice Carrera to tell her staff, shut off the sprinklers.
"It will probably be some kind of restrictions on days per week," said Pervis.
Outdoor watering makes up 60 percent of the water usage in Midland, especially in the heat of summer.
"Will start using it a little more but a little less than we have before," said Carrera.
Even though residents will have to spend less time sprinkling, Pervis says everything will stay beautiful.
"Midland will still look the way it is, we still need to be careful and responsible and will be fine," said Pervis.
Officials say that this won't affect somebody's daily shower, or how many times a day somebody should flush their toilet. Like i said, their focus is outdoor irrigation. The City of Midland is still forming a plan, they say this could take effect in April.
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