Due to the unusually dry and warm weather, the city of Greeley will allow some early spring watering. Normally watering doesn’t begin until April 15 but this year, watering will be allowed to start on March 20. For water customers
on the Water Budget an
irrigation water requirement will be included into
the calculation for the outdoor watering budget. This will provide enough to water to the lawn, water in pre-emergent and aerate without going over your water budget.
Watering restrictions will be relaxed for the 2017 growing season for any single family residential customer who is on the water budget. You may now water any day of the week to allow you the flexibility to watch the weather. Watering restrictions were originally put in place to manage the demand of the city during peak water use.
Customers not on the water budget, including multi-family residential properties, commercial, industrial, institutional, and HOA common areas, should follow the established 3-day-per-week watering schedule.
All customers must still follow the time of day restriction, no watering between noon and 5 p.m.
|Greeley's 2017 Watering Schedule|
|Single family residences & duplexes with even numbered addresses ending in:|
0, 2, 4, 6, 8
|Single family residences & duplexes with odd numbered addresses ending in: |
1, 3, 5, 7, 9
|All others: home owner association common areas, multi-family residences, apartments, businesses, government, non-profit, churches, commercial, industries, and institutions.|
|January 1 - |
|No Lawn Watering||No Lawn Watering||No Lawn Watering|
|March 20 - |
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
|Monday, Wednesday, Saturday ||Sunday, Tuesday, Friday |
Water waste of any kind is subject to fines
New-lawn watering variances are available with proper soil amendment (four cubic yards of compost per 1,000 square feet of lawn). If a new lawn is installed you must apply for a permit/variance if you want to water more than three days per week or over the water budget to get it established.
Waste of water is prohibited at any time.
Sprinkler irrigation shall not occur between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., even when water supplies are adequate.
Drip irrigation, low-volume spray or bubbling sprinklers, hose-end sprinklers, and weeping-type soaker hoses are allowed to water trees, shrubs, or flower beds at any time. Hand-watering of vegetables and flower gardens, trees and shrubs, and individual brown spots in a lawn is allowed at any time, so long as water waste does not occur.
Hand-watering means holding, in your hand, a hose with attached positive shutoff nozzle. It does not include operating a hose with a sprinkler or manually operating an irrigation controller.
Hand-watering to clean property, such as roof gutters, eaves, windows, or in preparation for painting, is allowed as long as water waste does not occur.