Voluntary water restrictions in effect

 Voluntary water restrictions in effect

At this time, the Colorado Springs Water Shortage Ordinance is set at Stage I (watch). Tiered water rates are in effect year-round, whether mandatory restrictions are in effect or not.

Stage I shortage (watch)
 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.

During a Stage I shortage, water customers are encouraged to use voluntary water conservation measures.

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

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