Water Restrictions in Effect

Be Water Wise, Help Conserve

Northglenn is joining Denver and Aurora, the other cities in the metro area who have implemented water restrictions.

Water is a scarce and precious resource here in Colorado. The lack of precipitation that we’ve experienced from July 2015 through April 2017 had a lasting, residual effect impacting the water supply of the city. During July and August the water available to the city from run off in the mountains will decrease, while demand increases.

Conserve! Help us get through the summer by reducing water consumption in your home. That reduction will help to assure everyone has the amount of water they need. The city is asking for your help in the months ahead.

Waste of Water Ordinance, Enforcement
The city will be enforcing the Waste of Water ordinance that helps to assure water conservation requirements will be met. Penalties do apply: first offense is a warning; second offense is $50; third offense is $300; and the fourth and subsequent offenses are $999. The penalties are the same for residential and businesses.

Contact Information
If you notice a Waste of Water violation contact us at 303.450.4070. Please note the date, time and address for the offender. Businesses, city facilities and residential customers may be reported. You may remain anonymous.

For more information contact us at ConserveH2O@northglenn.org.

Waste of Water Guidelines
• Outdoor watering is limited to the hours between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.
• Water your lawn three days a week
• No excessive water in the gutters
• No watering on a windy or rainy day
• Outdoor water use is limited to watering lawns and gardens.
• Washing cars, sidewalks, siding, or outdoor features with a hose is prohibited. Use a bucket instead.
Conservation tips
Here are tips that can help save water:
• Run the dishwasher only when it’s full and use the “light-wash” option
• Run full loads of laundry
• When cooking, peel and clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of under running water
• Take short showers instead of baths
• Repair leaks around the house
• Turn off the water to brush your teeth and shave
• Install a toilet dam, faucet aerators, and low-flow showerheads
• Take advantage of rebates offered for the purchase of a water saving washing machine or low-flow toilet
• Set your lawn mower blades to cut the grass 2-3 inches high
• Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, patios and sidewalks

Questions? Visit www.northglenn.org/outdoorconservation.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233