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Watering rules returning this summer? You betcha

5 things you should know about Denver Water’s summer watering rules.

Watering rules at Denver Water date back to at least 1922.

They’ve transcended droughts, wet periods, “normal” weather times, wars, a plethora of presidents, disco and three (!!!) Broncos Super Bowl championships.

And they continue this year, just like clockwork.

Denver and the Front Range had a string of snowy weeks to start 2022, but weather watchers say April was among the driest on record. And half of Denver Water's water supply comes from the Colorado River Basin on the West Slope, which remains mired in drought.

Taking care of the water we have is essential, as we never know how long the current conditions on the West Slope will last, or when the next dry stretch may hit.

Indeed, as we’ve seen in Colorado, droughts are as difficult to predict as wet stretches. At Denver Water, we prepare for both.

With that, here they are: five things you should know about the Denver Water's summer watering rules (from a grown man named Jimmy).

Contributing: Steve Snyder and Dave Gaylinn