Irrigation and Lawn Care Guidelines

Restrictions / Guidelines
Unlike many other Colorado communities, Parker Water does not have any mandatory watering restrictions at this time. View the PWSD Irrigation and Lawn Care Guidelines for Homeowners.

We do ask that customers follow the voluntary watering schedule posted each season on this website. So far, the honor system has worked well for our community, and we appreciate your cooperation.

YES! You can use xeriscaping in any covenant controlled community!  Please read the Senate Bill 100. 

Water Efficiency
Most customers will find that they can remain in the second tier (under 20,000 gallons per month) by watering their lawns no more than every third day. This also promotes a deeper root system. Your lawn will be much more drought tolerant.

Water early in the morning to avoid excessive evaporation; it is usually less windy, and the water pressure is generally higher. Try to avoid watering paved areas and don’t use your hose to wash sidewalks and driveways.

You can audit your lawn watering by reading your meter prior to the start of lawn watering and reading it when finished to determine the number of gallons used per cycle.
The Honor System
Unlike many other Colorado communities, Parker Water does not have any “mandatory” watering restrictions at this time. We do ask that customers follow the voluntary watering schedule posted each season on this website. So far, the honor system has worked well for our community and we appreciate your cooperation.

Water Your Landscaping Efficiently
Increasing your outdoor water-efficiency saves money. Most customers will find that they can remain in the second tier (under 20,000 gallons per month) by watering their lawns no more than every third day. This also promotes a deeper root system. Your lawn will be much more drought tolerant.

Water early in the morning to avoid excessive evaporation; it is usually less windy, and the water pressure is generally higher. Try to avoid watering paved areas and don’t use your hose to wash sidewalks and driveways.  
You can audit your lawn watering by reading your meter prior to the start of lawn watering, and reading it when finished to determine the number of gallons used per cycle.

What is the absolute best way to save water?
Re-examine your landscape and convert to drought-tolerant plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses.  On average, 54% of your water bill goes outside. Replacing sections of traditional turf grass or other water-thirsty plant materials and improving inefficient watering habits are the smart ways you can realize long-term savings on your water bill. 

You can have a beautiful landscaping and save water and money.  Many of our residents embrace conservation and xeriscaping principles, because they create a beautiful yard and garden while saving money.