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Arvada Watering Guidelines

Standard Watering Guidelines

  • Water no more than three days per week.
  • Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
  • Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
  • Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
  • Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.
  • Consider transitioning your landscaping materials to low water demand plants.

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  • Pay close attention to the weather. If it rains, skip watering that day.
  • Water the areas of your yard that get the most sun exposure. Shady areas require less water.
  • Decrease your watering time by a minute or two per section. Even small amounts of water conservation add up.

Seasonal Water Conservation Programs

Each spring, the City of Arvada partners with Resource Central to offer water saving programs to Arvada water customers. Learn more about Resource Central watering saving programs at

Wondering About Watering in City Parks?

The City occasionally receives calls asking why we sometimes water parks during restricted hours. For information about the Parks watering system/schedule, visit