Water Restrictions

Living in the semi-arid climate of Colorado means you’ve probably experienced water restrictions. Mandatory water restrictions are typically due to drought cycles. By conserving water year-round and using water wisely, you can help sustain our water supply –– reducing the risk of mandatory restrictions and ensuring more water fun year-round. If you’re a Thornton resident, you’ll be notified if there’s any change in the restriction level, but it’s just easier to conserve regularly.

Drought Status

Currently, Thornton’s water supply conditions and demand patterns are typical for this time of year. Snowpack has increased throughout the winter and we are not in drought response at this time. Water Resources staff will continue to monitor weather patterns, reservoir levels and water demand and will notify the public if the drought status changes. Check out the tips for water-wise lawn care and learn more about how you can help Thornton maintain a healthy water supply on our Tips and Resources Page.

Top Three Ways to Save Water this Summer:

  • 1.

    Limit established turf irrigation to the early morning or late evening hours to reduce water lost to evaporation.

  • 2.

    Limit established turf irrigation to no more than 3 days per week.

  • 3.

    Check and change watering times monthly depending on weather.