April’s snowstorms along the Front Range and in our mountain watersheds have helped a lot with our dire water supply situation.
But this is the second year in a row of below-average snowpack and drier-than-normal conditions in our watersheds. Denver Water’s reservoirs haven’t been full since July 2011, and reservoir levels are still well below normal.
This isn’t Use Only What You Need. This is drought. This is Use Even Less.
Denver Water has declared a Stage 2 drought, effective April 1, which means customers may water no more than two days a week, and must follow a set schedule.
These rules are mandatory. In a drought, we need to save as much water as possible, so the fines are higher than in normal years.
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*In addition, Denver Water may install a flow restrictor on the service line that will remain in place during the irrigation season or may suspend service temporarily until the cause of the violation is corrected and all outstanding penalty and water service charges have been paid.
See more information about fines, including how to appeal.