- Responsible Use: To reduce per capita total water use in Golden by at least 15% by 2030.
- Drought Planning: To develop a resiliency plan by 2020 to prepare for a time where Golden’s and Colorado’s climate may be substantially warmer and drier than it is today.
- Resource Recovery: To develop and implement a plan by 2020 where Golden’s surplus water is used effectively not only to manage the cost of water and sewer services, but to enhance the environment in Golden and elsewhere in our watershed. Additionally, to recover resources from the City’s wastewater by 2030.
“It is a lot of hard work to set and revise goals. We often set goals and they are left unrevised until we achieve them or until time expires,” said Laura Weinberg, City Councilor Ward 4. “I think it is really exciting to look at what we have already accomplished and keep moving that goal line forward to set even more ambitious goals for the City.”
“As Council acknowledged, these goals aren’t just a pipe dream,” said Ken Jacobs, CSAB Chair. “We fully expect them to be realized. It will take the combined efforts of all segments of the Golden community, from the School of Mines to mom and pop retailers, from Jeffco government and schools to big businesses like CoorsTek. It will take all of us working together to succeed in becoming a truly sustainable community. Luckily, from all of the input we’ve received, it seems as if the community is more than up to the task.”
The next step is to evaluate community ideas and potential projects. CSAB will quantify the costs and benefits of various proposals and create a strategic plan. For more information about the City’s Sustainability Goals, visit our Sustainability Initiative page.