Baby, it’s hot outside. Denver just saw its driest June in 11 years, and summer watering season is in full swing. You know what that means …
It’s summer watering rules time. Awwww yeah, baby.
For nearly a century, Denver Water has provided guidelines to help you conquer watering season as efficiently as possible.
“Whether it’s a wet year or a dry year, the rules are there to make sure folks stay mindful of their water use in the summer,” said Jeff Tejral, Denver Water’s conservation manager. “We always want people to use water as efficiently as possible, especially during watering season.”
The summer watering rules, which begin May 1 of every year and last until Oct. 1, encourage people to:
- Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Limit watering to no more than three days per week.
- Avoid watering while it is raining or during high winds.
- Direct sprinkler heads away from concrete and asphalt.
- Prevent water from pooling in gutters, streets and alleys.
- Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
- Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.
Given the recent heat and dryness in Denver, it’s the most important time of year to be aware of these guidelines, know your landscape and water only when necessary.
Your lawn (and Denver’s water supply) will thank you.
Awww yeah, baby.
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Contributing: Steve Snyder