The Drought Response Information Project, or DRIP, has announced a type one drought in the valley.
That means there’s enough water for now, but that could quickly change if we don't make adjustments.
DRIP is a collaboration between all four Grand Valley water utilities; The City of Grand Junction, Clifton Water, Town of Palisade, and Ute Water.
Together they're requesting voluntary water restrictions for all residents and businesses.
Officials say river levels are low and ask for cuts to be made across the board.
DRIP says voluntary restrictions are essential to prevent moving to restrictions that are mandatory.
“Stage two would be approached when we have one of the four domestic water providers actually having shortages,” David Reinertsen with Clifton Water said.
“Even though we have sufficient water in storage for this summer, we're concerned about how much snow we might have next winter and what 2013 would bring,” Greg Trainor with The City of Grand Junction said.
Runoff has slowed and river levels will remain low.
As a result, The City of Grand Junction is cutting water usage by 30%.
DRIP is urging customers to use suggested water saving ideas to reduce their usage by 10%.
The project's motto is “what we save today will give us more water for tomorrow.”
For more information on how to reduce water use, visit DRIP’s website by clicking here.