Cheyenne Watering Rules Begin May 1st


By Staff, 4-22,2015

The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (BOPU) implements the following water conservation measures this summer:
 Lawns and landscapes
o From May 1 to September 1, watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. is prohibited for all users.
o Water no more than three days per week. Avoid watering when windy or rainy.
 Gardens and flowers
o From May 1 to September 1, watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. is prohibited.
 Wasting water, such as allowing water to run down the street, is prohibited.
 Vehicles may be washed any time, any day, as long as customers use automatic shut-off nozzles on hoses.
 Washing hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, parking lots or driveways, with a hose is prohibited except for safety, health or construction reasons.
BOPU crews will enforce these measures. A first violation may result in a warning. Additional violations will result in fines added to the water bill. For a complete list of conservation measures, please visit
As of Sunday, April 19, the five reservoirs that supply water to Cheyenne contained 11.6 billion gallons of water, or 90 percent of storage capacity. While snow packs in the watersheds near Cheyenne’s reservoirs are below normal for this time of year, the BOPU forecasts that Cheyenne will fill reservoirs this spring.