Denver’s summer watering rules officially begin on Wednesday

DENVER -- Denver's annual watering rules officially go into effect on Wednesday. These rules are a reminder of how close we all need to pay attention to the water our landscape needs given our crazy Colorado climate.

The rules run from May 1 to October 1.

So what are the city requirements?

  • Denver Water recommends watering during the cooler hours of the day - lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • You should not water more than three days per week.
  • Keep an eye on your sprinkler systems, make sure there are no leaks, and do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets or alleys.
  • Don't irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.

If you see water waste or broken sprinklers, you can call 311 or contact Denver Water.

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