Don’t conserve water in Highlands Ranch!

By | July 16, 2003

As a new resident of Highlands Ranch, I find this a little distressing. In Highlands Ranch, it is more important to have a nice lawn than to conserve water. The Highlands Ranch Community Association, or at least the department of which that is in charge of enforcing the HR covenant, is actually warning residents that they will be fined $25 a day for brown lawns.

There are two things very wrong with this scenario. First, it is the middle of a very hot summer. Temperatures today and tomorrow are supposed to reach 100 degrees F. Lawns are going to brown a bit at this time of the year, no matter what. Second – and most important – we are in the middle of a drought. We are supposed to be conserving water! Lawns are supposed to be watered only a couple of times per week. Of course there are going to be a lot of lawns turning brown right now.

The article mentions that other homeowner associations (including Centennial) are not enforcing lawn restrictions at this time. Only the Highlands Ranch Community Association is enforcing lawn restrictions at the current time. Hopefully the bad publicity that the HRCA is receiving about this will get them to stop.

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