City Moving to Mandatory Outdoor Watering Restrictions

mandatory watering restrictions

As a result of the prolonged extreme drought conditions in the Grand Valley and in an effort to help conserve our precious water resource, the City of Grand Junction is moving from Voluntary Water Restrictions to Mandatory Water Restrictions (Stage II Drought) in accordance with the Grand Valley Regional Water Conservation Plan.

Implementation of mandatory restrictions begins today, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Restrictions will apply to all City of Grand Junction water customers who use City water as their outdoor source as well as City of Grand Junction facilities, including parks and Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado golf courses.

The outdoor watering schedule will be implemented in a 3-2-1 format. This entails restricting watering to three days per week in August, two days per week in September, and one day per week in October. Following this watering schedule not only conserves water, but also helps turf and plants prepare for winter.

The City of Grand Junction serves approximately 9,700 water accounts and delivers approximately 9 million gallons per day of potable water during irrigation season as compared to 3 million gallons per day of potable water during non-irrigation season.

These restrictions will remain in place through the irrigation season unless otherwise stated.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

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