Water Conservation in Pueblo West

Peak Season Watering Rules and Guidelines

Throughout the summer, until Oct. 15, "Peak Season Watering Rules" are in effect in Pueblo West.

What does 'Peak Season Watering Rules' mean?

Pueblo West is no longer under Stage One Voluntary Water Restrictions. However, we live in an arid, dry climate and water resources dwindle quickly during the summer, which is "Peak Watering Season."

By practicing responsible water conservation habits, we can lower the possibility that we will enter Stage One Water Restrictions again - and perhaps more importantly, can even save money on your water bills.

We ask that residents follow these guidelines during the summer watering season:

  • Limit landscape irrigation sprinkling. Limit your watering to three (3) days per week. Do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This reduces the likelihood of water evaporation due to the heat. 
  • It is recommended you use the 'Cycle and Soak' method when watering. It allows you to water less, yet have a healthier lawn!
  • Use of a handheld garden hose with a shut off nozzle, soaker hose, or drip system to plants, shrubs, trees, and vegetable gardens is allowed anytime because water goes directly into the soil.
  • Do not run sprinklers while it is raining or during high winds.
  • No watering within 24 hours of a substantial rain event.
  • Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
  • Don’t waste water by allowing it to spray concrete, asphalt or let it flow down the road.

Have more water conservation questions?

We're happy to help and answer your questions! Call us at 719-547-5040 or 719-547-3554, or email water@pwmd-co.us