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Posted on: May 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Drought Watch

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Challenging drought conditions persist in Colorado. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the state is in a “moderate” or “severe” drought. Due to lack of precipitation, warmer temperatures, dry soil, and lower than average snowpack, Broomfield remains in a Drought Watch. Here are some simple things you and your family can do to conserve water at home, save money on your water bill and help improve Broomfield's water resiliency:

  • 💦 Lawn Irrigation:

    • Reduce frequency of lawn watering to two days per week for no more than three hours

    • Water your lawn in the early morning, evening, or overnight

    • Avoid watering on windy days

    • Consider skipping a day of irrigation if it has rained in the last day or two

    • Cycle your sprinkler zones to increase absorption and reduce runoff

  • 🌳 Outdoor Maintenance:

    • To help retain soil moisture, let grass grow longer before cutting it 

    • Inspect your sprinkler system and fix leaks

    • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks

    • Consider residential turf replacement

    • Replace outdated or inefficient indoor fixtures and appliances with WaterSense products

  • 🏠 Water Saving Programs:

Thank you for doing your part to conserve Broomfield’s water! This will help the Broomfield community prepare if the drought worsens. Alongside your efforts, the City and County of Broomfield continues to invest in water conservation programs and improve water reclamation and infrastructure. To learn more about the latest drought conditions, helpful irrigation tips, and more visit

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