City of Greeley Watering Restrictions
The Greeley Water and Sewer Board determine watering restrictions each spring, at the April Board meeting. Declaring an adequate water year or drought year is based on several
- Colorado-Big Thompson quota (C-BT)
- Long-term weather projections
- Water storage
At this time, we do not anticipate drought restrictions, but it is important to practice restraint and let plants wake up for spring naturally and not to start watering too early. According to ordinance, there is no lawn watering until April 15.
In 2020, Greeley City Council approved changes to Greeley’s watering restrictions for single-family water budget customers. Changes include adjusting non-watering hours (10a.m.-6 p.m. and omitting day-of-the-week watering restrictions for water budget customers only.
When installing a new lawn, you must get a lawn watering variance. If you properly prepare your soil with compost and rototill it in, you will be given a larger water budget or more days to a week to water to get it established. We require 4 cubic yards of compost for every 1,000 square feet of lawn.