Watch your water use: Summer watering rules now in effect in Denver

Posted at 12:31 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 14:34:36-04

DENVER – With the first of May comes a sure sign that summer is just around the corner: Summer watering rules are now in effect in Denver.

Denver’s water outlook is pretty good so far this year, according to Denver Water, so there aren’t any drought-specific restrictions in place, but the usual rules apply.

The following rules are in effect until Oct. 1:

  • No watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – water during cooler parts of the day, when less water will evaporate
  • Water no more than three days a week
  • Don’t water so much that it collects in gutters, streets and alleys
  • Control your sprinklers so that water doesn’t spray onto concrete or asphalt
  • If your sprinkler system is leaking, you must repair it within 10 days to limit wasted water
  • Don’t irrigate during a rainstorm or high winds
  • When washing your car, be sure to use a nozzle that allows you to turn off the flow of water when you’re not using it

Denver water has tips for following these rules and more information on its website here.