Wise Water Use

 

Thanks to long-term planning by the Pueblo Board of Water Works and effective conservation by you, our customers, Pueblo water users continue to enjoy a reliable water supply at rates about 25% below the average for front-range cities.

Still, it makes no sense to waste water - our most precious resource. The Board of Water Works encourages our customers to continue their Wise Use of water, including these simple measures:

SUMMER OUTDOOR WISE USE TIPS

Do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Set your lawn mower to a 3” cutting height

Xeriscape with low-water turf and plants

Use a broom, not the hose, to clean sidewalks and driveways

WINTER OUTDOOR WISE USE TIPS

It's important to give your trees and shrubs several slow, deep waterings during the fall and winter seasons to keep your landscape healthy through the rough winter weather.

If you irrigate during the two-month sewer billings period, you may apply for an adjustment so that your irrigation does not increase your sewer bills for the following year. See our website or call customer service (719-584-0203) for details.

INDOOR WISE USE TIPS

Turn off water while brushing teeth or shaving

Run laundry & dishwasher only with full loads

Install low-flow shower heads and toilets

Seek and repair leaks, indoors and out.


Follow these links for more Wise Use tips:

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden

AWWA's Drinktap Page

Water Saver Home