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Drought Prompts New Water Restrictions In Thornton

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THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Thornton says it is now seeing signs of a Stage 2 drought. That means new watering restrictions are starting Sept. 1.

Lawn watering will be limited to two days a week and won’t be allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Residents have to stop watering on Nov. 1.

Fines start at $200 and go up to $1,000.

The city hopes to cut water use by 30 percent.

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