GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Greeley is considering enforcing strict watering restrictions.

Greeley has had mandatory watering restrictions since 1907.

On April 17 the Water and Sewer Board will decide whether Greeley’s supplies for the season will be adequate or whether additional drought restrictions are necessary.

Even if the Water Board decides the supply is adequate, they’re asking their customers to voluntarily water less this summer.

Wait until May 1 to begin watering; don’t wake up your lawn early. Customers are being asked to follow Drought Level 1 recommendations which will keep lawn healthy and be water efficient.

  • One day per week until May 14
  • Two days per week until June 14
  • Three days per week until October 15
  • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Recommended that newly seeded or sodded lawns not be installed during June, July or August.
  • Compost must be verified before issuing a variance.

The watering schedule was developed after the drought of 2002 to keep lawns healthy but not lush.

The snowpack for Colorado this year is well below average and many cities across Colorado have already enacted tougher watering restrictions on their residents.

The wildfires last year and the potential for fires this season also add a major strain on the water system.


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