Water-Wise Rules

 Water-Wise Rules

We're recommending changes to the Water Shortage Ordinance to support the wise use of water in our community. Efficient water use today results in an increase in future supply.
 
City Council heard the proposed changes at the Dec. 5, 2019 meeting. If approved at the Dec. 19, 2019 meeting, we expect the proposed changes to take effect Jan.1, 2020.
 
Key changes impacting customers include:
1. Limiting watering to three days per week, with no watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
2. Requiring an establishment permit and water allocation plan for customers who need more irrigation to establish new landscapes.
 
The Integrated Water Resource Plan, approved by the Utilities Board in 2017, includes water efficiency as a source of future supply and the proposed ordinance changes are expected to meet 10 percent of the efficiency goal.
 
The proposed changes align us with other Front Range cities and are considered foundational water practices in Colorado.
 
We want to help our customers be successful with using water wisely while maintaining a beautiful landscape. 
 
We’ll focus on providing information and education to our customers in 2020.