Water Conservation

water drop icon with gradient of bluesReducing indoor and outdoor water use saves energy, reduces our carbon footprint, and protects the regional supply - and using less water saves you money.  

Water Conservation Programs for residents

The City of Lafayette delivers no-cost and affordable outdoor water conservation programs for your home through our partnership with local non-profit Resource Central. 

Choose one or all three programs through Resource Central

  1. Lawn Removal. Check out the Lawn Removal program for discounts when a section of your lawn is removed. 
  2. Garden In a Box. Starting March 1, garden kits start at $119 with a $25 discount available to Lafayette residents.
  3. Slow the Flow. Schedule a consultation for a free outdoor irrigation system evaluation. 

Space is limited for each program and you must register to secure your participation at resourcecentral.org/h2ownit. Learn more about these programs by downloading our WaterWise flyer. 

Register for our upcoming water conservation webinars

Learn more about the City's Water Conservation programs by attending Resource Central's live webinars. The webinars are through Zoom. Register today to reserve your spot. Space is limited.  

  • Thursday, Feb. 3, from 6-8pm: Lafayette's Waterwise Yards Program 
  • Friday, April 22, from 6-8pm: Earth Day - Feed the Pollinators, Feed the Earth

Watch Water Conservation Videos

Learn more about water conservation by reviewing the videos about our programs and hearing from a Lafayette resident about her experience with the Garden in a Box program. 

Water Conservation Ordinance

Lafayette City Council enacted a permanent water conservation ordinance on Nov. 6, 2013, putting in place watering restrictions to protect the City’s water resources. It was determined that these practices are beneficial conservation practices for Lafayette regardless of drought conditions.

  • No watering of outdoor landscaping between the hours of 10am and 6pm except:
    • Watering by hand with a hose equipped with an automatic shut-off valve
    • City-owned golf course, athletic fields, and commercial agriculture
  • Excessive overrun of water onto any area not covered by vegetation such as sidewalks, curbs, driveways, streets, and other paved areas is prohibited
  • Washing down paved areas such as driveways with a hose is not allowed

Water Conservation Plan

The City's 2018 Water Conservation Plan includes programs that benefit residents, local businesses, and our community.

Residents are encouraged to implement water reduction actions

North Metro water suppliers urge residents to implement water reduction actions are urging residents to consider ways to reduce water use at their home or business as spring and summer approach. Learn more about these recommendations to reduce water use, save money, and protect future water supplies.