Climate change is here and now.
Colorado’s climate is warming, and it’s more important than ever to use water efficiently. In Denver, temperatures have risen by about 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 40 years. In Colorado, six of the state’s eight warmest years on record have occurred since 2012. By considering water-wise changes to your home landscape and by following our summer watering rules, you can help all of us save the precious resource that is water.
Outdoor watering rules are in effect May 1 to Oct. 1.
It’s 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.
See Denver Water’s website for a wealth of information to help us all become Water Wise. You’ll find information about watering times, rules for watering new seed and sod, or better yet – how to replace sod with native plants that are water efficient, friendly for our birds & bees and beautiful at the same time.
Reduce Water Use for Your Lawn Limit outdoor watering to no more than three days a week, and only during the cooler part of the day from 6 – 10 a.m. Also, leaving grass clippings on your lawn (known as Grasscycling) feeds your soil and saves you time, money and water!
From Denver Water.