Level 1 water restrictions in the city of Fort Collins begin today.
The City Council adopted a four level drought response plan at the beginning of April. Each of the four levels measures projected water levels for the city supply, according to Fort Collins Utilities.
There will be three people responsible for enforcement responding to calls and monitoring water use throughout the city. Watering days have been separated by even and odd addresses.
“It will be really easy to tell if someone is not watering on their day if everyone on the opposite side of the street is watering,” said Wendy Williams, deputy general manager for Fort Collins Utilities.
Williams does not anticipate Fort Collins needing to go into Level 2 of the adopted plan. Recent snowfalls have brought some drought relief, which has brought some improvement for Fort Collins’ water supply; however, water supply is still below normal.
Lawn and Turf Watering:
* Watering allowed two days weekly
* No lawn watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
* No watering permitted on Monday
* Permits can be granted for medical or religious reasons
Trees, Shrubs and Gardens
* Not restricted
Home Car Washing
* Shut off nozzle and bucket required
* One warning prior to issuance of ticket
* Residential fines: $50 to $1,000