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Residential Watering Schedule
 
ECCV will once again implement a mandatory watering schedule for the spring/summer months. While snowpack totals have remained above average for much of the state, the schedule allows customers to keep healthy lawns and gardens while also saving money and conserving water. The watering schedule also helps the District efficiently manage use during peak flow days, use less infrastructure, and there-fore lower operating costs to meet demand. ECCV's watering schedule begins April 1st and will continue until October 31st.

 

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How long should you water your lawn?

ECCV now provides recommended watering times based on your particular sprinkler types using the CYCLE AND SOAK method of watering. Information can be found by clicking here . If you have further questions regarding the watering times or the cycle and soak method, please contact conservation@eccv.org

 

When should you water your lawn?

Residential Customers are allowed to water three days per week, as outlined below:

Addresses ending in an Odd number may water Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Addresses ending in an Even number may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

There is no watering for residential or commercial customers on Friday, or between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm.

Watering of flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens at any time is encouraged. You may water them every day by hand or with a sprinkler or drip system as long as there is no turf watering involved.

 

New Seed/Sod:

Sod and Seed After September 15. Laying new sod and grass seed will not be permitted until September 15 at the earliest. Due to continued record-setting water demand, use of additional water to allow sod and grass seed to establish cannot be accommodated at this time. ECCV encourages all customers to reduce outdoor water use, and to continue to follow the three-day per week watering schedule.

There are penalties for violating water restrictions and are as follows for a ¾” meter:
First Offense:  Notice of Violation
Second Offense:  Notice of Violation and $100 penalty added to water bill
Third Offense:  Notice of Violation and $250 penalty added to water bill
Fourth Offense:  Notice of Violation and $500 penalty added to water bill
Fifth Offense:  Notice of Violation and $1,000 penalty added to water bill

 

 

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  Official Public Notice – Water Use Restrictions

 

Large Irrigator Watering Schedule

 

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Large Irrigators will be allowed will be allowed three watering days per week with 16 hours per watering day. Watering is not permitted during the hottest part of the day, 10 AM to 6 PM. This includes parks and school sites.

Watering of flowers, trees, shrubs and vegetable gardens at any time is encouraged.  You may water them every day by hand or with a sprinkler or drip system as long as there is no turf watering involved.

 

 

Water Violations

 

Violation

3/4" Meter
(and Residential)

1" Meter

1/5" Meter

2" Meter

3" Meter

4" Meter

First

Warning

Warning

Warning

Warning

Warning

Warning

Second

$100

$200

$400

$800

$1,800

$3,600

Third

$250

$500

$1,000

$2,000

$4,500

$9,000

Fourth

$500

$1,000

$2,000

$4,000

$9,000

$18,000

Fifth

$1,000

$2,000

$4,000

$8,000

$18,000

$36,000

 

 

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  Variance Form 2020

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  Water Use Restriction Form 2020