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2017 Summer Water Use Rules and Regulations

Effective May 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017


You will find our water restrictions are the same as last year.

Customers must follow these annual watering rules:

 

o    Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

o    Water no more than  three days per week, no assigned days.

o    Do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.

o    Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.

o    Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.

o    Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.

o    Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.

 

 

Tips to save water:

o    Use a day of rain to skip a day of water

o    Use the third day of watering to water only dry areas

o   Water a few minutes less per zone

Irrigation of Trees and Shrubs

o    Trees and Shrubs can be watered as needed, but not between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Irrigation of Annuals and Vegetables

o    Annuals and Vegetables may be watered as needed, but ask that you not water them between 

10 a.m. and 6 p.m., when spray irrigation is susceptible to evaporation.

 

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Rules for Watering new seed and sod:

Please notify Wheat Ridge Water of your intention to plant new seed or sod, so we may notate in your account. You may need to notify Denver to be granted an exemption.

  • Customers with new seed or sod may water  new grass as necessary, for up to 21 days

  • After 21 days,  routine watering is limited to no more than 3 days a week and not between the hours of 10 am to 6 pm.

 


 

 

Suggested Drought Watering Times

MINUTES TO WATER PER ZONE

(for lawns, based on two days per week)

WATERING MONTHS

 

 

Fixed Head Sprays

Rotor Heads

Rotary Nozzles

Manual Sprinklers

January-March

Water trees and shrubs as needed

April

Water plants on an "as needed" basis following days of the week restrictions

May

15

31

35

23

June

17

38

44

26

July

19

42

48

29

August

15

33

39

24

September

12

25

29

17

October-December

 Water trees and shrubs as needed

These rules and watering times alone will not achieve the water savings we need in our water area.                                Please conserve water this year; much more than normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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