Colorado joins three other states in approving a new rule that clears the way for drinking treated wastewater.
In response to the ongoing drought, Colorado has offered to pay ranchers to leave their water right in the river when levels sink to critically low levels.
Metropolitan Water District's water recycling proposal builds momentum amid increasingly dry conditions.
Water recycling, conservation programs and repair of leaky reservoirs and pipelines will help restore the Colorado River, according to federal officials.
Western cities are using new tactics to address shrinking water supplies due to drought and population growth.
Western water experts are working to not only conserve water, but to also reuse as much wastewater as possible, including through direct potable reuse.
Earth Day offers a chance to highlight some Colorado projects and businesses that are moving the needle on water sustainability.
A multibillion-dollar reservoir and pipeline project may one day pull more than 50,000 acre-feet of water per year from the South Platte River.