Rules and tips for watering during the dry summer

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Watering grass. Photo: mikemol, Flickr

Watering grass. Photo: mikemol, Flickr

DENVER — There are rules for outdoor watering during the summer, and with our continuing drought conditions, it’s more important than ever that Denver Water customers follow the rules, use only what they need and practice conservation.

— Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – consider artificial grass for your lawn during this time of year
— 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.

There are exceptions to the rules, see them here.
Follow this link to see how the rules apply to gardening

The rules are mandatory and they are enforced. The first violation results in a warning, the second violation carries a $50 find and a third violation is a $100 fine. Continued violations can result in water service being shut off.