Outdoor Watering Rules are in effect May 1 to Oct. 1

May 20, 2020 / Comments (0)


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.

In Colorado, all water is sacred.  Please report water waste:

  • If you see water waste in Denver parks, water use that does not meet the rules, call 3-1-1.
  • To report water waste anywhere else, call Denver Water at 303-893-2444 or report online

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