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Watering Restrictions

Warm Season Watering Restrictions

Between April 1 and September 30 outdoor watering is allowed before 10am and after 6pm only.

Year-Round Watering Restrictions

  • Mondays - no outdoor watering
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays - outdoor watering for even-numbered addresses
  • Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays - outdoor watering for odd-numbered addresses

Check out our radio ad about winter watering restrictions!

Water Wasting Prohibited

Water waste is prohibited in Las Cruces and the Utility service area. Water waste includes the following:

  • Allowing water to flow off your property onto the sidewalk or street
  • Washing impervious surfaces, such as sidewalks and driveways, with a hose
  • Washing a vehicle with a hose that does not have a functioning shutoff.
  • Overwatering that results in ponding on the site.

You can download our Water Conservation Regulations brochure (2MB), or for complete information, consult the Water Conservation Ordinance and the Water Conservation Regulations.


Variances to the standard irrigation schedules will be granted in certain situations upon request. Visit the Variances page for more information.

Report Watering Violations

When you see water being wasted, please report it. In many cases the property owner is not aware that there is an issue. You can help our city conserve: report water waste.