The dry weather conditions have Broomfield in a Drought Watch status.
Broomfield's current drought mitigation provisions include Municipal Code 13-36 Drought Watering Restrictions, which allow for Council to declare a drought emergency when determined it is necessary to implement mandatory water conservation measures for the preservation of public property, health, peace, and safety of the public. Drought Conditions I, II, and III in Municipal Code 13-36 define specific, mandatory, and enforceable actions and measures required for each level of mandatory drought watering restrictions in detail
Under the current drought watch, residents are encouraged to follow voluntary reductions to reduce the need to implement water use restrictions.
Voluntary actions include:
- no outside water use between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.;
- reducing lawn watering to 2 days per week for no more than 3 hours; and
- using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
Any other water conservation measures implemented are appreciated. A little effort can make a big difference in conserving this valuable resource. Additionally, residents can learn more about Colorado's water Resources by visiting: