Water-Efficient Landscaping

lawn sprinklerTo keep Roxborough Water a water-efficient community, it’s important to know how much and when to water. Here are some simple tips when it comes to watering your lawns:

  • Turn off automatic sprinkler systems to avoid watering when it’s raining or windy.
  • Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete/asphalt.
  • Generally, it’s best to water in multiple short cycles to avoid runoff, promote deeper roots, and maintain a healthier lawn.
  • Make sure your sprinklers are functioning correctly on a regular basis.
  • Hand watering is always allowed.
  • Be sure to know your watering schedule (see below) and only water between 10pm and 6am.

Watering Schedule (PDF, 43KB)

Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheet

Water Violations

If you are in violation of the watering schedule or observed to be wasting water (i.e. allowing excessive runoff) you will be issued a “Wasting Water Violation.”

  • 1st Violation – Warning (no charge)
  • 2nd Violation – $50.00 fine
  • 3rd Violation – $100.00 fine
  • 4th Violation – $200.00 fine plus water service interruption until all fines have been paid in full – including an additional $100.00 turn off/and on fee.

All violation charges and/or disconnection fees will be added to the property water bill.

Summer Watering Schedule

From May 1 to October 1, lawn watering is permitted 2 days per week between Midnight to 11:00AM and from 6:00PM to Midnight on your designated watering days.

water schedule

How Do You Compare to the Average User?

November 24, 2021

Average Bill Amount = $129.20
Average water use = 4,000 gallons
Water usage and water service charges only = $108.00

Average Water Usage Percentages

54 percent landscaping (summer months)
13 percent toilets
11 percent laundry
10 percent showers and baths
6 percent faucets
5 percent leaks
1 percent dishwasher

One strategy to meet future needs, in addition to recycling water and building new supply projects, is by conserving. Using water efficiently can stretch our supplies well into the future.