Voluntary water restrictions in effect

Voluntary water restrictions in effect

In Colorado, water is an essential resource, drought or not. Depending on demand and annual winter conditions, our community could be faced with shortages in any given year. In fact, some parts of Colorado are still in severe drought.

At this time, the Colorado Springs Water Shortage Ordinance is set at Stage I (watch).

During a Stage I shortage, water customers are encouraged to

  • Water no more than three days a week during cool periods of the day.
  • Avoid applying water or letting water pool on impervious surfaces, such as a patios, streets, parking lots, alleys, sidewalks or driveways.
  • Use a positive shut-off nozzle when irrigating landscapes and washing vehicles.
  • Check for water leaks regularly and fix them as soon as possible.

Restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias or other public places where food is served are encouraged to serve drinking water only upon request.


Review the entire Water Shortage Ordinance (Stage I shortage starts on p. 5).

You may monitor your water and energy use by logging in to My Account and clicking on My Usage.