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Outdoor Watering Rules

In Colorado, all water is sacred.

How we use and protect our water has a ripple effect. Water doesn’t just improve our individual lives, it sustains our Colorado agriculture, industry, recreation, tourism, and environment. We have a responsibility to use our water efficiently so that we have enough clean water for future generations.

Illustration of seven water conservation tips, including optimal watering times and repairing leaks.


Outdoor Watering Rules are in effect May 1 to October 1

Following the summer watering rules is 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.