Frisco to continue spring cleaning with water
FRISCO – Staffers with the Frisco Public Works Department plan to resume
spring cleaning on the Summit Boulevard medians and in other areas of town.
Linda Lichtendahl, community relations director for the town, said crews will be using limited amounts of water to clean the magnesium chloride and sand off the stonework on the medians. Irrigation in parks and public areas also will continue, with water conservation measures in mind, she said.
“May is the time to get out the sweepers and hoses and protect our significant infrastructure investments around town,” said Interim Town
Manager and Public Works director Tim Mack. “Sweeping alone does not remove the winter accumulation of sand and salts. If we don’t use water, the concrete will start to deteriorate; we need to maintain the improvements to Summit Boulevard and throughout town. This spring cleaning is a once-a-year activity.”
Town officials have been criticized for the cleaning by residents who believe the town is wasting water during a time of drought.
According to Mack, the town has sufficient water storage and water capacity for municipal use. Frisco’s water capacity is in no way related to water levels in Lake Dillon Reservoir. Lake Dillon is one of the storage reservoirs for the City and County of Denver, owned and operated by the Denver Water Board.
In addition, Frisco officials are not expecting to have to restrict water use this summer.
“We are good stewards of our water resource, and the town is always monitoring and protecting that resource,” Mack said. “We are conservative in our water usage for maintenance and landscaping purposes. However, we need to use our water to preserve our parks, keep our streets, medians and
other amenities clean so our citizens and visitors continue to enjoy the fresh mountain environment we have created … We cannot afford to let the appearance of Frisco deteriorate.”
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