DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Denver-area and Colorado Springs residents won’t have to check the calendar before watering their lawns this summer.

Neither Denver Water nor Colorado Springs Utilities are imposing drought restrictions for the watering season, which officially starts Thursday. However, both are asking people to voluntarily limit watering their lawns to three days a week or less to help conserve water.

The Gazette reports that Colorado Springs expects to have about 2 years of water in storage this year after plentiful snowfall in the Upper Colorado Basin.

Denver Water would like residents to conserve with the following guidelines:

  • Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • 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 or 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.


LINK: Denver Watering Rules

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