CSU Announces Watering Restrictions

City Council approved changes to the Water Shortage Ordinance to support the wise use of water in our community. These new changes went into effect on May 1, 2020 and will remain in effect indefinitely:

  1. Watering with sprinklers is limited to any three days of your choice per week
    1. From May 1 to October 15, sprinklers can’t be operated between 10 AM and 6 PM
    2. Drip irrigation, watering cans, and hose watering with a shut-off nozzle are allowed at any time
  2. Permits are required for Utilities customers who need to temporarily water more than three days a week to establish new landscapes
  3. Broken or leaking sprinkler systems are required to be fixed within 10 days
  4. Water runoff from irrigation is prohibited from flowing across the ground, street or sidewalk

These ordinance changes are expected to meet 10 percent of the efficiency goal outlined in the Integrated Water Resource Plan. This also aligns Colorado Springs with other Front Range cities.