Cheyenne stays with “normal” watering schedule

BOPU   4-30-18

The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board) would like to announce that the reservoirs that provide water to the City have adequate supply. “At this time we will continue “normal” watering rules and encourage citizen to use water wisely. Water is a limited resource in southeast Wyoming’s dry climate and using water wisely is the right choice for Cheyenne,” said Dena Egenhoff, the Board’s water conservation specialist.

What are the summer watering rules?
• From May 1 to September 1 watering between 10 AM to 5 PM is prohibited.
• Customers can water lawns and grass up to three days per week.
• Wasting water, such as allowing water to run down the street is prohibited.
• Gardens and flowers can be watered any day before 10 AM or after 5 PM.
• Customers wanting to water daily to establish new sod or seed must obtain a watering permit and amend soils. For more information visit:

As a reminder, washing vehicles is permitted any time, any day, as long as customers use an automatic shut-off nozzle on hoses or buckets or water. Washing hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, parking lots or driveways with a hose is prohibited except for safety, health or construction reasons.

In the spring, the Board studies the snow pack and reservoir levels to determine what watering schedules are needed to deliver adequate water supplies to the City. Snow pack in the watersheds near Cheyenne’s reservoirs is around 87 percent of normal for this time of year. The U.S. drought monitor outlook currently suggests abnormally dry conditions in the south-central section of Wyoming. The Board will continue to evaluate water resources and may enact more stringent, drought-based restrictions if needed.