Respecting Our Resources, One Drop at a Time
Centennial Water & Sanitation District is committed to helping our customers conserve water through educational and incentive programs. Water is one of our most precious resources and water supply management is a vital component of Centennial Water’s operations. The supply management goals include, but are not limited to, reducing future water demands through implementation of its water conservation program.
Water Conservation Measures
The following mandatory water conservation measures, adopted in 2004, are designed to reduce inefficient use of our water resources:
- Beginning April 15 and ending October 15, no outdoor irrigation is allowed from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. While there are no restrictions on the days you may water, it is recommended that you limit watering to three days per week.
- Hand watering trees and shrubs is allowed any time if the hose is held or a watering can is used. Irrigation using water conserving methods such as drip irrigation or a deep root watering device is also allowed.
- Washing cars is also allowed any time. However, a hose end shut off device must used.
- Wasteful water practices are prohibited. This includes allowing excess water to flow into street gutters, and neglecting to repair leaks. Water conservation measures may be adjusted if necessary.
Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money
The most effective way to save water and money in your home is to fix leaks. This short video shows how to fix leaks around the house.
Highlands Ranch customers are billed for water consumption using a conservation-based rate structure called water budgets. Each customer is assigned an allocation of water that provides for both indoor and outdoor use. Water use above the water budget amount is billed at higher rates. For more information about water budgets visit the Water Budget page.
New Drought Response Link
Visit the new Drought Response page to learn about water restrictions and see how Centennial Water is encouraging customers to water efficiently.