Summer Watering Schedule

Published on May 01, 2020

Summer Watering Schedule

Cheyenne stays with “normal” watering schedule

CHEYENNE, WY –The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board) would like to announce that the reservoirs that provide water to the City have adequate supply. “We will continue “normal” watering rules and encourage citizen to use water wisely. Water is a limited resource in southeast Wyoming’s dry climate and using water wisely is the right choice for Cheyenne,” said Dena Egenhoff, the Board’s water conservation specialist.

What are the summer watering rules?

-From May 1 to September 1 watering between 10 AM to 5 PM is prohibited.
-Customers can water lawns and grass up to three days per week.
-Wasting water, such as allowing water to run down the street is prohibited.
-Gardens and flowers can be watered any day before 10 AM or after 5 PM.
-To establish new sod or seed customers must obtain a watering permit and amend soils.

As a reminder, washing vehicles is permitted any time, any day, as long as customers use an automatic shut-off nozzle on hoses or buckets or water. Washing hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, parking lots or driveways with a hose is prohibited except for safety, health or construction reasons. All year, the Board studies the snow pack and/or reservoir levels to determine what watering schedules are needed to deliver adequate water supplies to the City. Snow pack in the watersheds near Cheyenne’s reservoirs is around 119 percent of normal for this time of year. The Board will continue to evaluate water resources throughout the year and adjust if needed.

 

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