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Permanent Water Conservation Measures

Water, as we all know, is a precious commodity here in the West, and Council believes very strongly we should be taking steps to ensure we have a secure water future.

On April 22 2014, the Breckenridge Town Council approved new permanent water conservation measures.. These measures are intended to both conserve water as well as increase the community’s awareness of their water consumption habits. Some of these provisions were put in place during recent drought years; however, this new ordinance makes them permanent.

Effective May 28, 2014, the following conservation measures were put in place:

Outdoor watering (non-drip systems):

 - East of Main Street/Hwy 9 centerline:  Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5 PM until 9 AM the following morning.
 - West of Main Street/Hwy 9 centerline: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 5 PM until 9 AM the following morning. 

NOTE 1: No watering on Mondays means no watering from 9AM on Monday until 5 PM on Tuesday.

Car washing:

- Permitted anytime with the use of a shut-off nozzle only. 

• Washing of outdoor pavement, driveways, and sidewalks:

- Permitted anytime with the use of  a shut-off nozzle only.

NOTE: Bulk water from a hydrant will not be used for washing parking lots, driveways, etc.

• Exceptions:

- Outdoor watering by drip irrigation, or by hand using only a watering can or a hose with a shut-off nozzle
NOTE : Drip systems include: mini sprays, maxi sprays, flower sprays, spot watering emitters, etc.
- Outdoor watering of new lawns and landscaping for the first two years after installation.
- Outdoor watering of public school property (including, but not limited to, public school athletic fields).
- Outdoor watering within the Town’s public parks.
- Outdoor watering at the Town’s municipal golf course.

• Violations/Fines:

- First violation – warning only (no fine); 
- Second violation - $250.00 fine; 
- Third violation - $500.00 fine; and
- Fourth and each subsequent violation - $750.00 fine

For access to the entire ordinance, please click here.

For access to a printer friendly handout, please click here.

Please direct any questions to Laura Lynch, Water Division Manager, at


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Last updated: 8/24/2015 11:54:13 AM