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Fort Collins Utilities Announces Outdoor Water Restrictions, Beginning April 1

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  • Laurie D’Audney
  • Water Conservation Specialist
  • Fort Collins Utilities, (970) 221-6877
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FORT COLLINS, CO—On March 6, Fort Collins City Manager Darin Atteberry signed the declaration to activate the Water Shortage Response Plan’s Response Level 1 restrictions to begin April 1.

The decision to implement water restrictions was based on the uncertainty of water supplies available to the City of Fort Collins due to fire-related water quality issues and supplies impacted by continued drought conditions and low snowpack.

Response Level 1 restrictions limit lawn watering to two days a week. Other restrictions apply to car washing and using water to spray impervious surfaces. Watering of trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens is not restricted.

Lawn watering exceptions may be granted through permits. Permits are available through Fort Collins Utilities for new seed and sod, properties over four acres, medical hardships and religious objections.

For more information or to read the complete ordinance, visit, e-mail dXRpbGl0aWVzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==, call (970) 221-6700 (leave a message on our hotline: 416-2881) or TDD (970) 224-6003.