Denver Water’s Annual Summer Watering Rules will be in effect starting May 1 through October 1
Following the summer watering rules is the right thing to do in our dry climate and helps preserve reservoir levels, reducing the risk of water restrictions in the future. The watering rules incorporate best practices for efficient outdoor water use that will help keep your landscape healthy.
- Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Water no more than three days per week.
- Do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
- Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
- Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
- Do not irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.
- Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.
Lawn Watering Times provided by Denver Water. Visit their website for more information on Outdoor Watering Rules and Watering Tips.
Wait to Irrigate! Drought Conditions Persist in Colorado
After continuous months of drought conditions across the state, it is extremely important to use water as efficiently as we can.
It is still early in the season to turn on automatic sprinklers. There is still the possibility of freezing temperatures that can ruin your sprinkler system if turned on too early, as well as the possibility of late spring snowfall. Irrigate your lawn using a hose and nozzle until the hotter summer months approach. Dry mountain soils are expected to soak up a significant portion of the spring runoff.
By following the summer watering rules, you can help preserve reservoir levels and reduce the need for additional water restrictions in the future.