Action Line: Keeping the grass green
April 10, 2018
Question — It's been kind of dry this year, so I've been wanting to water my lawn. Does Windsor have rules about sprinklers?
Answer — Yes.
The town of Windsor starts lawn-watering restrictions May 1, and they end Sept. 30. Residents using the town's water can't water their lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. during those months, according to the town's website.
Outside of the May 1-Sept. 30 restrictions, residents can water any time, said Erin Porter, utility billing clerk for the town.
Windsor residents who aren't using the town's treated water, like those who have their own well or other privately owned water like in the Water Valley subdivision, don't have those restrictions, Porter said. But they have to get a permit from the town.
New sprinkler systems require a permit before installation as well, although, according to the town's website, those typically only take about 5-10 minutes to get the day you apply.
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But if you're just hooking a hose up to a spout on your home, that's already linked to the town's water, and will be measured, so no permit is required, Porter said.
Portions of Windsor, mainly the Larimer County side, don't have to follow the water restrictions the town lays out, because the town doesn't provide the water for those areas. The individual districts likely set their own restrictions, Porter said.
For more information about sprinkler permits, or about whether you need one in your subdivision, contact the town's permit technician at (970) 674-2436.
— If you have a question for Action Line, send it to Emily Wenger, email@example.com, or call (970) 392-4468.