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Board of Public Utilities reminds residents of the Annual Watering Schedule

For Immediate Release, Friday March 29, 2024

Outdoor watering rules are in effect April 1 to November 30

CHEYENNE, WY –The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) would like to remind residents of the annual watering schedule. Changes go into effect Monday, April 1, 2024, and are as follows:

  • From April 1 to November 30 watering lawns, trees, and gardens between 10 AM to 6 PM is prohibited.
  • Customers may water lawns up to three days per week, April 1 to November 30.
  • Customers may water trees and gardens as needed in accordance with the above schedule.
  • Wasting water, such as watering during high winds, rainstorms, and/or allowing water to run down the street is prohibited.
  • To establish new sod or seed, customers must obtain a watering permit and amend soils. Visit https://www.cheyennebopu.org/Cheyennes-Water/Water-Conservation/New-Lawn-Permit for the free permit.
  • Water schedule waivers are available.

The City’s watering schedule is in place to promote efficient water use while preparing residents for potential future water shortages due to a Colorado River curtailment.  This watering schedule also aligns with the City’s long-term goal to achieve a low-water landscape in Cheyenne.  The BOPU will continue to evaluate water resources and make appropriate adjustments as needed.