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Announcements: Greeley’s 2011 Watering Schedule


Greeley’s 2011 Watering Schedule 


Greeley's mandatory watering restrictions have been in effect since 1907. In addition to being a water conservation measure, restrictions help the Water Department manage peak summer demand. Expensive system capacity upgrades can be delayed by spreading out water demand through watering restrictions. All Greeley water customers must follow the schedule below.

2011 Greeley Watering Schedule
April 15 through December 31

Single Family
Addresses Ending in:
0, 2, 4, 6, 8

Single Family
Addresses Ending in:
1, 3, 5, 7, 9


Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Sunday, Tuesday, Friday

No lawn watering is allowed between noon and 5 p.m.

To assist customers in determining the best watering schedule, the water conservation program offers free audits of customer's automatic irrigation systems. The audit identifies problems, checks system performance, and determines a personalized watering schedule. If an audit is not feasible; the following generic program will promote a healthy and green lawn. For turf zones; start the system at 1:00 a.m. or 2:00 a.m., and add a second start time to start directly after the system has finished the first run. Run spray heads for 8 minutes, and rotor heads for 13 minutes. Water once a week in April and October; twice a week in May, June and September; three times a week in July and August. Midday watering is not allowed, because it wastes water due to high evaporation rates during hot and sunny times of day.

New lawn variances allow customers additional watering to get newly planted sod or seed established. Greeley requires that the soil be prepared with compost to acquire a variance. Compost must be added at a minimum rate of 4 cubic yards per 1000 square feet of turf and rototilled to a depth of 6 to 8 inches. If compost is not added at the required rate, a variance will not be granted.

Complete watering restrictions are in Greeley's April water bills and are also available on the city's website . The website also includes information on audits and variances , in addition to water conservation tips. Please call 970-336-4134 with any questions or concerns regarding lawn watering in Greeley.





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