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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Outdoor Watering Limited to Three Times Per Week

Water Restrictions Lifted

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-May 20, 2021-As spring firmly plants its roots across the Yampa Valley and sprinkler systems are being programmed, outdoor watering is limited to three times per week per the Water Conservation Plan, adopted in April 2020. 

“We are blessed to live in a snowy, headwaters community where high-quality drinking water is rarely scarce,” gushed Water Resources Manager Kelly Romero-Heaney. “But as we’ve seen over the past few summers, conserving this resource is imperative as we face continued drought conditions and environmental stresses on our rivers.” 

The watering schedule limits customers to outdoor watering three days per week. Currently, around 30% of the community’s treated water supplies is applied outdoors to lawns and gardens.

Potable water used for outdoor watering is permitted between 6pm and 10am, and watering days are based on the last number (even or odd) of a customer’s address. There is no watering on Wednesday.

Landscape companies, property managers, and individual customers must set sprinkler systems to comply with the schedule. 

“This schedule focuses our use more efficiently and aids in reducing overall water usage across the system,” said Frank Alfone, General Manager for the Mount Werner Water & Sanitation District. “While we’re fortunate to live where we do, our water is not an unlimited resource and every step to conserve ensures it lasts.” 

Exceptions to this watering schedule vary slightly between the city and water districts –see your water provider website for information.

The city established an online form to report water waste last summer. The form can be found HERE and goes directly to the city’s water team to investigate. 


Kelly Romero-Heaney, Water Resources Manager, 970.871.8205 or email
Frank Alfone, General Manager, Mount Werner Water & Sanitation District, 970.879.2424 or email 

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