Anyone who is familiar with the climate of the American West and Southwest is aware that the already arid region has suffered a drought in recent years. With rainfall at a minimum and water supplies running low, residents of major Colorado cities such as Denver and Boulder have learned to watch their water usage.
The communities that have been least affected by the drought and the resulting water restrictions are those that have access to their own water sources. During the fall of 2006, Pine Brook Hills made a decision that would ultimately give them this important advantage. Faced with a situation where the small mountain community would run out of water in less than a week, Pine Brook Hills activists were able to secure the rights to the water in the newly completed Pine Brook Reservoir. Thanks to the new reservoir, Pine Brook Hills residents no longer have to worry about water.
Solving the water problem is a remarkable achievement for Pine Brook Hills for a couple of reasons. Of course, the first reason is that the mountain community was able to solve a problem that has plagued them since the neighborhood's beginnings in the 1960s. Equally as importantly, however, is the dedication to the community that this achievement demonstrates. Pine Brook Hills is obviously home to many very dedicated people, who cared enough about their home and their neighbors' homes to make the impossible happen.
Wouldn't you like to live in a community like that?