Winterize or bust

Tips and checklists to prep your home for winter.

October 8, 2018 | By: TAP Staff
Garden hoses should be disconnected, drained and rolled up for storage. (Photo courtesy istock/skhoward)


Summer’s heat is off, and hopefully so are your sprinklers. To prevent costly damage as the first freeze falls, winterize your irrigation system, hoses and spigots by clearing them of any water.

Here are other water-related tips, and don’t miss this prewinter checklist.

Because Colorado winters can also bring periods of tepid temperatures and dry skies, trees and shrubs may still need watering. If you must water, do so the efficient way: by hand, applying water only where it’s needed.

We’re not immune to dry conditions in other areas of the state, and our water planners are always watching for dry spells to deepen into droughts. Thanks to our customers’ wise water use, and good storage, Denver Water didn’t implement drought restrictions in 2018. But next year could be different. If the situation worsens this winter, we’re prepared to implement drought restrictions next year. Water connects us all, especially across the Continental Divide.

Thanks for watering efficiently this year and remember to watch for tips next spring!

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