South Adams County Water and Sanitation District, CO

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Irrigation Systems and Outdoor Water Use

Irrigation Systems

Water in Colorado is a valuable natural resource. The Front Range is a semi-amid area that on average only receives 11" of precipitation. Water providers throughout the State need to effectively utilize every water resource available to them. This is why the South Adams County Water and Sanitation District constructed a dual water supply system (separate irrigation system) in all new developments in the northern part of the District.

These developments have two water systems: a potable system for indoor use, and a separate non-potable system for outdoor irrigation systems, that has not been treated to the same level as drinking water. Treating water to drinking water standards is expensive. Utilizing groundwater supplies for the non-potable system, is an economical choice, for landscape irrigation. Although irrigation water supplies are chlorinated to keep bacteria growth down, please remember that it is not treated to the same drinking water standards as our indoor potable water system.

Regardless of where your home or business is located, irrigation season is from April 15 through October 15. A Mandatory Irrigation Schedule must be adhered to in order to provide adequate water supplies for everyone throughout the summer months.

Irrigation Controllers

Did you know that about half your water consumed in a year is water used outdoors? We know that scheduling your residential Irrigation Controller can be confusing. Please check the links below that will help you with setting up your controller.

Hunder X-Core Timer Programming 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PRtho7XiSA 
 
Rain Bird SST Smart Sprinkler Timer Programming 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9Mp0z3B1dA 

Landscape Installation Requirements

All properties in the District's service area that will be landscaped, either new or replacement, must pass inspection prior to plant material installation.

This form must be completed and submitted to the Conservation Program office at least 48 business hours before sod or seed installation. 

  • Inspection Instructions
  • Landscape and Soil Amendment Inspection Request Form

 
Other Resources 
 
    •  Center for Resource Conservation 
    •  H2Ouse Water Saver 
 
 


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Commerce City, CO 80022
303.288.2646
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