Landscape Watering Rules

  1. Strategy I: Water Awareness
  2. Strategy II: Water Emergency
  3. Strategy III: Water Crisis

Strategy I Water Awareness

This is in effect when water demand is equal to or less than safe water production capability*

  • Odd-numbered addresses may irrigate Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  • Even-numbered addresses may irrigate Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
  • No irrigation on Mondays.
  • No irrigation is allowed between 9 am and 5 pm.
  • Incidental hand watering is allowed daily except between 9 am and 5 pm. Hand watering requires that the 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.
  • Vehicle washing is allowed; A hose with a spray-control nozzle (available for free from the Water Conservation office!) and bucket is encouraged to reduce unnecessary run-off into the street

Safe Production Capability means 90% of the total water resources available (measured in millions of gallons per day, and based on potable water production and distribution)

Noncompliance could result in a $25 (Strategy I), $50 (Strategy II), and $100 (Strategy II) fee assessed to your water bill. This fee doubles with each repeat violation.

View the City of Flagstaff's water conservation code 7-03-001-0014

To report a Watering Rules Violation - call 928-213-2116


Special Permits & Provisions

Landscape establishment watering permits are available from the Water Services Office. They authorize daily irrigation for a maximum of 30 days to establish new landscapes. There is a $10 fee, and we require proof of new landscaping, in the form of a purchase receipt or landscaper's design plan. Call 928-213-2407 or email the Water Rebate Division.

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 Water Services Director. Commercial provisions will not be approved for aesthetic landscaping.