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Watering Rules
Water Conservation Strategies

You can view the City of Flagstaff's water conservation code 7-03-001-0014 in its entirety online.

Strategy Level I:
  • Odd / Even irrigation: Odd-numbered addresses may irrigate Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Even-numbered addresses may irrigate Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Irrigation is restricted to incidental hand watering on Mondays. No irrigation is allowed between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
  • Incidental hand watering is allowed daily except between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Hand watering requires that the water conveyance (hose, bucket, etc.) be in hand for the duration of a watering session. Hoses running freely or sprinklers attached to hoses are not considered hand watering.
  • Landscape Establishment Permits are available at the Utilities Administration Office in City Hall. Permits authorize daily irrigation for a maximum of 30 days to establish new landscapes. Irrigation hours still apply. There is a $10 fee and proof of new landscape is required. Accepted proofs include a purchase receipt or landscaper’s design plan.
  • Commercial Provisions are available for businesses that require daily outdoor water use for the business to succeed, such as landscape nurseries. Requests for a Commercial Provision must be made in writing to the Utilities Director. Commercial provisions will not be approved for aesthetic landscaping.
  • Vehicle washing is allowed under Strategy I. A cut-off nozzle and bucket is encouraged to reduce unnecessary run-off into the street.
  • Non-compliance with Strategy I could result in a $25 fee assessed to your water bill. The fee will double with each repeat violation.

Strategy Level II:

  • In addition to all the restrictions in Level I, no irrigating is permitted.
  • Vehicle washing is allowed only for commercial car washes and for public health and safety.
  • No washing of drives, sidewalks and tennis courts is allowed.
  • No potable water for filling ornamental fountains, artificial ponds or streams.
  • No filling of recreational swimming pools, spas, or wading pools holding more than 100 gallons.
  • Rates for water increase over 6,401 gallons.
  • Potable water standpipe rates increase to 130% of established rate. Standpipe use is limited to within 25 mile radius of City Hall.

Strategy Level III:
  • No potable water use outside.

Surcharges for violations of Strategy I start at $25 and double with each violation. Strategy II fines start at $50 and Strategy III start at $100. These also double with each violation.