City of Greeley Watering Restrictions

The Greeley Water and Sewer Board determines watering restrictions each spring, based on a variety of factors.

Last year, the Water Department relaxed the watering restrictions to allow single family residential customers on the water budget to water any day of the week.  This will allow you to watch the weather and respond appropriately.  The non-watering hours still apply to all customers between noon and 5 p.m.  For all other customers, all watering restrictions still apply.  

Winter Watering
This winter has been warmer and more dry than average. Trees and shrubs often need additional water, please visit this page for tips.  Winter time water budgets will be slightly increased during periods of warm and dry weather to accommodate winter watering.

New Lawns
A lawn variance is required for installation, replacement, patching or renovation of any lawn area over 250 square feet or greater.  This includes seed, sod, and over-seeding. 

Watering Restrictions

No watering between noon and 5 p.m.  There is no lawn watering without a variance between January 1 and April 15.

Single Family Customer on the Water Budget

(Pilot for 2017; subject to change in 2018. Check back in April)

May water any day of the week

Residential Customers not on Water Budget

Even addresses: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
Odd addresses: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Commercial, Institutional, Industrial, Businesses, Churches, Non-profits, Multifamily, HOAs etc. 

Tuesday, Friday, Sunday



Cycle and Soak

This method of watering is very effective to water your lawns and eliminate runoff.  If you have a sprinkler clock that has multiple start times, take advantage of it and try the cycle and soak method.  For example, instead of running your sprinklers for one long run time, divide it into 2 or 3 shorter cycles and you may find that you can cut down your total minutes run.  Make sure that you have a non-watering period of 45-60 minutes in between cycles. It is important not to have it go more than 60 minutes between cycles.  (We have seen people splitting cycle between day and evening and that is NOT effective)  The first cycle wets the soil and then second and third cycle actually soaks into the root zone.

For a personalized watering schedule, call for a FREE sprinkler system audit or sign up online or call 970-336-4228.

Sprinkler typeRun time needed2-Cycles
# of minutes each
# of minutes each
Time in between cycles
Spray heads1574-5 45-60 min
Rotors4522 13-14 45-60 min 

Cycle and Soak example

 Original Schedule    
  4 a.m.      
 Zone 1 (sprays) north side shady 13   
 Zone 2 (sprays) south side hot 15   
 Zone 3 (rotors) east morning sun 40   
 Zone 4 (rotors) west afternoon sun 45   
 Total run time 113   
 New Cycle and Soak (2 cycles)    
  4 a.m.     5 a.m.       
 Zone 1 (sprays) north side shady 66  
 Zone 2 (sprays) south side hot 7  
 Zone 3 (rotors) east morning sun 2020  
 Zone 4 (rotors) west afternoon sun 2024  
 Total run time 5357110 
 New Cycle and Soak (3 cycles)                 
  4 a.m.       5 a.m.      6 a.m.      
 Zone 1 (sprays) north side shady 5 5 
 Zone 2 (sprays) south side hot 4 5 
 Zone 3 (rotors) east morning sun 1213 13 
 Zone 4 (rotors) west afternoon sun131415 
 Total run time 3437 37 108   

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1100 10th Street, Suite 300
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax

Water Conservation

970-336-4168 for Water Budget


Water 8am-5pm 970-350-9811
Sewer 7am-3pm 970-350-9322
after hours970-350-9600

Other Numbers

start or stop service970-350-9720
water taste or odor970-350-9324
water pressure970-350-9320
water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
utility line locates811

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