Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Quail Lake refills!

In 2004, the Colorado Springs Utilities, which had been supplying Quail Lake with water for decades, decided it was too wasteful to fill the lake with potable water and turned off the spigot. Slowly, the lake began to dry up. But this summer, according to local activist Bill Beaudin, the utility worked out a deal with nearby computer chip maker Atmel to conserve water in the chip-making process and contribute the savings to the lake. It must have worked because now the lake is full.

1 comment:

Chris C said...

As someone who grew up in that area, I can honestly say that the lake and surrounding park were an enormous advantage to the local area. I am glad to hear that they are not giving up on a one of the few city lakes!