Denver Drought – Denver Water Ends Stage 2 Drought Restrictions & Pricing

Denver Water ends Stage 2 Drought Restrictions and Pricing

Wow, good news! Just in from denverwater.org: 

“Board moves to Stage 1 drought response: Denver Water’s supply situation has greatly improved since Stage 2 drought restrictions were put in place April 1, thanks to an unexpectedly wet spring and customers’ reduced water use. As a result, at its Wednesday, June 26 meeting, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring a Stage 1 drought — which removes the two-day-per-week assigned watering schedule — effective immediately. Customers may water no more than three days per week and must follow Denver Water’s annual watering rules. The Stage 1 drought declaration removes drought pricing entirely.”

YAY!!

It’s still a Stage 1 Drought, so we encourage you to continue to conserve as much water as you can, as we expect a hot, dry summer as usual, and water continues to be precious and limited. But we sure are happy to hear people are conserving, and the drought pricing is going away! Let’s hope more moisture is on it’s way, and that we all continue to conserve!

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More info on the Stage 1 Drought Rules:

Denver Water’s supply situation has greatly improved since Stage 2 drought restrictions were put in place April 1, thanks to an unexpectedly wet spring and customers’ reduced water use. As a result, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners adopted a resolution declaring a Stage 1 drought — which removes the two-day-per-week assigned watering schedule — effective June 26.

Customers may water no more than three days a week. There are no assigned watering days, but customers must follow Denver Water’s annual watering rules. Customers who do not heed the rules are subject to fines below.

Stage 1 drought fines

  • First violation — warning
  • Second violation — $50
  • Third violation — $100

Watering Rules:

There are no assigned watering days, but never water more than three days a week. On your assigned watering day, follow these suggested watering times using a cycle and soak method.

In addition, customers must follow these annual watering rules:

  • Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Do not waste water by allowing it 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 water while it is raining or during high winds.

To help save water, Denver Water asks customers to pay close attention to the weather and their landscapes, and only water when necessary. Other tips:

  • Use a day of rain to skip watering.
  • Only watering the areas of your yard that are dry. For example, if shady areas look fine, only water the dry areas that get the most sun exposure.
  • Water two minutes less.

For the most current Drought rules and restrictions, visit www.denverwater.org/Drought

(we cannot guarantee that this page is up-to-date, so make sure to visit denverwater.org to  make 100% sure!) 

Denver Drought Watering Times