Water Restrictions and Conservation

Water is a resource we sometimes take for granted in a state that often experiences droughts. A large portion of the water we use is for outdoor irrigation for our lawns and gardens. This is why we must be thoughtful about our outdoor water use to ensure we are protecting the resource for the future.

Watering Restrictions

Residential Customers

Both non-potable irrigation customers and customers on potable water within the Town of Eaton have the following watering restrictions:

  • No watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Residences with even-numbered addresses shall water on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week and residences with odd-numbered addresses shall water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays of each week.
  • Residences with new lawns or landscaping should call Town Hall (970-454-3338) to apply for a permit that will allow for watering every day for 30 days to establish the lawn or landscaping. The permit will be issued on yellow-colored paper and must be displayed on the premises and be visible from the street.
  • Residents who are interested in saving more water and wish to use a modified watering schedule, like watering every third day, should contact Town Hall to request a permit to do so. The permit will be issued on blue-colored paper and must be displayed on the premises and be visible from the street.

Homeowner's Association's Common Areas

The homeowners association, whether using potable or non-potable water, shall irrigate the common areas every other day and may alternate the watering schedule for the common areas within a particular development on the condition that each common area is only watered every other day.Alternatively, the homeowners’ association may submit an application to the Town setting forth the preferred watering schedule for the common areas for consideration by the Town Administrator.If approved, the Town Administrator shall submit a written notice to the homeowners’ association setting forth the approved watering schedule.

Watering Regulations

Water Conservation

Below are a list of helpful resources to help you with conserving water at your home:

WaterSecure Supports Our Way of Life

Also of note is WaterSecure – a key element of NISP – that provides an alternative to traditional “buy and dry” practices that caused productive fields and dairies to disappear in recent years. WaterSecure allows farmers to benefit financially from their valuable water rights while keeping water flowing to their fields.

Visit the NISP website for additional information and resources.