Lafayette Plumbing Services
Lafayette Water Conservation
What You Need to Know
Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conservation ordinance on November 6, 2013 putting in place watering restrictions to protect the City’s water resources. It was determined that these practices are beneficial conservation practices for Lafayette regardless of drought conditions.
- No watering of outdoor landscaping between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. except:
- Watering by hand with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off valve
- City-owned golf course, athletic fields, and commercial agriculture
- Excessive overrun of water onto any area not covered by vegetation such as sidewalks, curbs, driveways, streets and other paved areas is prohibited
- Washing down paved areas such as driveways with a hose is not allowed
Our Source Water
Lafayette receives snowmelt runoff (surface water) from South Boulder Creek, Boulder Creek and Coal Creek. This raw water is transported by a system to ditches into the Baseline, Waneka, Goosehaven reservoirs and from the West Slope via the Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) operated by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District.
What does “hand watering” include?
Hand watering is the manual use of a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle. The hose must be attended at all times while water is running. Hand watering does not include attaching a hose to a sprinkler, manually operating an irrigation system, or placing a hose with running water on the ground.