City Of Greeley

Greeley’s Water & Sewer Board declared 2013 an adequate water year and residents should follow the regular, 3-days per week watering schedule. The Water & Sewer Board considers many factors when making this decision including the Colorado Big-Thompson quota, reservoir storage, snowpack and an extended weather forecast. The Water & Sewer Board will revisit the issue in July and may implement further watering restrictions at that time.

The Greeley Water & Sewer Department is asking its customers to voluntarily water less this summer. Below are a few of our recommendations:

  • Wait until May 1 to begin watering your lawn, don’t wake up your lawn early.
  • Voluntarily follow these Drought Level 1 recommendations, which will keep your lawn healthy and will be water efficient:
    • One day per week until May 14
    • Two days per week until June 14
    • Three days per week until August 31
    • One day per week until October 15
    • No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • It is strongly recommended that newly seeded or sodded lawns not be installed during June, July or August and compost must be verified before issuing a variance.


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

Every water system is unique. The City of Greeley is proud of its long history of prior planning that has allowed us to handle periods of water shortages and droughts, but we still need your help. For further information, please call 336-4134.

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