Landscaping improvements can be an important amenity to properties with the East Dillon Water District. Properly installed and maintained, landscaping can increase property values and increase owner enjoyment of their property.
The District is located in a high alpine environment subject to harsh
and limited growing seasons. Most moisture in the area comes from snowfall
with the potential of very limited summertime moisture and high evaporation
rates. Native plants to the area have adapted to these low moisture
conditions. Plant types not common to this area, including blue grass
lawns, demand excessive water to stay alive and should not be utilized.
The District strongly encourages property owners to utilize native
plants, soil improvements, xeriscape methods, and limit turf areas
in their landscaping designs. Low water volume drip irrigation systems
can be an effective irrigation method.