Drought Triggers Water Restrictions

Lakewood and the metro area are in a Stage 1 Drought!
Mandatory outdoor irrigation restrictions

Due to a wet spring and your conservation efforts, the water supply situation has improved -- Denver Water has modified its drought declaration from a Stage 2 to a Stage 1 Drought. Conserving water is still vital, and these Stage 1 watering restrictions are in place:

Single-family residential  and all other properties:

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In addition, customers must follow these standard annual watering rules:
  • 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.
  • Trees, shrubs and other perennials may be watered with a hand-held hose or drip irrigation on the assigned watering days. Spray irrigation is only allowed on assigned watering days.
  • Annuals and vegetables may be watered any day with a hand-held hose or drip irrigation.

It's a Drought

Denver Water sells water to nearly 20 water providers within Lakewood serving more than 143,000 residents. These providers are contractually required to follow Denver Water’s Stage 1 drought requirements.

Your water provider may impose more restrictive rules and may levy fines for violations of the rules. If you have questions about the rules and possible fines that apply to your water use, contact your water provider by calling the phone number shown on your water bill.

See list of water providers in Lakewood

Visit denverwater.org/drought for more information about:

  • Watering times
  • Drought rules & FAQs
  • Conservation tips
  • New plant exemptions
  • More

Please note that due to drought conditions,  fire restrictions are also in place. Also, all fireworks are prohibited in Lakewood.