CHEYENNE, WY –The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities (Board) would like to announce that the reservoirs providing water to the City have adequate supply. “We will continue “normal” summer watering rules and encourage citizens 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 lawns between 10 AM to 5 PM is prohibited.
• Customers may 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 may be watered any day before 10 AM or after 5 PM.
• To establish new sod or seed customers must obtain a watering permit and amend soils. Visit www.cheyenne.org/conservation for the free permit.
As a reminder, washing vehicles is permitted any time, any day, if customers use an automatic shut-off nozzle on hoses or utilize buckets of water. Washing hard surfaces, such as sidewalks, parking lots or driveways with a hose is prohibited except when needed for safety, health or construction related reasons.
Throughout each year, the Board studies the snow pack and/or 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 119 percent of normal for this time of year. The Board will continue to evaluate water resources and adjust if needed.