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Water Conservation

The City of Greeley is proud to have a long history of water stewardship here in northern Colorado. Since 1907, we’ve provided safe, high-quality water supplies for our residents while ensuring a reliable supply for the future. One of the many ways we’re safeguarding your water supply is through water conservation. In fact, Greeley offers one of the most robust water conservation programs in Colorado.

With just over 13 inches of rainfall per year, Greeley is considered a semi-arid climate. This means local water supplies are scarce and must be used very wisely. To help customers save water indoors as well as outdoors, Greeley provides a wide range of water conservation programs and services that benefit a variety of water users.

Water Efficiency Plan

The City of Greeley’s Water Efficiency Plan is a roadmap of strategic objectives and water conservation programs to ensure future water supplies. The Water Efficiency Plan was approved by the Water and Sewer Board, Planning Commission and City Council in 2022. The main objectives of the plan are to maximize widespread efficiency in all indoor water use, set goals for more resilient landscapes, and educate customers on water use goals. It will provide direction on how to advance water conservation efforts and build citywide capacity to:

  • Create efficiencies and consistencies among policies, plans, projects, and programs
  • Maximize cost-saving opportunities
  • Create goals with clear measurements for success

Press Releases

Greeley Water Supplies and Storage Deemed Ample for Outdoor Watering

Release Date:
May 24, 2023

Dena Egenhoff, water conservation manager
(970) 350-9846

The City of Greeley’s Water and Sewer Board declared in April that 2023 is an adequate water year. As a result, Greeley residents can continue to water their lawns, gardens, and outdoor landscapes between April 15 and October 31.

The above-average snowpack and low temperatures in the high mountains mean a lot of the snowpack hasn’t made it to our rivers yet. River flows have increased from the recent rainstorms. Greeley’s water resources staff confirmed that reservoirs are either full or filling and anticipates the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson runoff to peak in early June.  Even though current water supplies are ample, residents are reminded to remain water-wise.  

Wet Spring Continues across Northern Colorado

Greeley averages 6.41 inches of precipitation each year through May 21. So far, Greeley has received 8.03 inches of rainfall this year, which is 1.6 inches above average. And Greeley should receive more rain later this week. This wet weather has helped conserve water supplies.  

“At this time, we continue 'normal' watering rules and encourage our community to use water wisely,” said Dena Egenhoff, Greeley’s Water and Sewer’s water conservation manager. “Water is a limited resource in the West. Using water wisely is the right choice for Greeley.”

Summer Outlook for Residents

  • Water supplies are ample for maintaining an attractive and healthy landscape.
  • Continue to conserve water by watering turf grass 2-4 times per week, as needed.
  • No watering between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to reduce water waste. 
  • Watering longer on fewer days promotes deeper soil saturation and deeper, healthier roots.

The Best Time to Water

Evaporation on hot, windy days contributes to water loss during daytime irrigation. That’s why residents are directed not to water during the middle of the day. The best time to irrigate is after sunset and before sunrise so plants can better utilize the water, and residents can get the greatest savings.


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Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

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

Water Conservation

970-336-4168 for Water Budget

Water Quality

Taste, odor, or appearance



Water 7am-3pm970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm970-350-9322
After hours/ weekends970-616-6260

Other Numbers

Billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
Start or stop service970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
Water pressure970-350-9320
Water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
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