Every reason we love water is another reason to save it.
Water is a vital part of our everyday lives. It helps grow our food, control wildfires and keep our recreational areas healthy so we have beautiful places to play outdoors. Let’s all save and savor each drop by taking simple steps to reduce use today. (It’s pretty easy to do!)
Current Drought Status
Weather, snowpack, usage and storage levels can all affect our drought status. Check here for updates and water restrictions. We’ll let you know the status and if any restrictions apply.
Thornton Watering Guide
For watering two days per week
Total minutes per zone, per watering day. We recommend Cycle & Soak when possible.
(Break watering times into three short cycles.) Reduce minutes if adding a third watering day.
|Fixed Spray Nozzles||Rotors||Rotary Nozzles||Manual Sprinklers|
|May||15 mins||33 mins||42 mins||23 mins|
|June||22 mins||48 mins||61 mins||34 mins|
|July||24 mins||52 mins||65 mins||36 mins|
|Aug||20 mins||44 mins||55 mins||31 mins|
|Sept||14 mins||31 mins||39 mins||22 mins|
October-April: Winter Watering
During colder months snow does a good job of keeping trees, shrubs, perennials and lawns hydrated so you don’t have to. If it’s over 40 degrees and there’s no snow you can water once or twice a month.