Water Restrictions

Living in the semi-arid climate of Colorado means you’ve probably experienced water restrictions. Mandatory water restrictions are typically due to drought cycles. By conserving water year-round and using water wisely, you can help sustain our water supply –– reducing the risk of mandatory restrictions and ensuring more water fun year-round. If you’re a Thornton resident, you’ll be notified if there’s any change in the restriction level, but it’s just easier to conserve regularly.

Drought Status

Water storage for Thornton is at normal levels, yet water conservation is always important and the city continues to encourage wise water use. Check out the tips for water-wise lawn care and learn more about how you can help Thornton keep a healthy water supply on our Tips and Resources Page.

Top three ways to efficiently water lawns:

  • 1.

    Water two days per week using the cycle and soak method. Add a third day in extreme heat.

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    Water during the cooler hours of the day to reduce water loss to evaporation. Please don’t water between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

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    Adjust watering times to compensate for changes in the weather. Your lawn isn’t getting the water that’s blown away by the wind, and if it’s already raining, it doesn’t need it.