City Spring/Summer Water Restrictions

April 2, 2018



Citywide spring/summer water restrictions begin April 1. The annual restrictions prohibit the watering of outside vegetation between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


A watering schedule allows residents with even-numbered addresses to water outside vegetation on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Residents with odd-numbered addresses are permitted to water their vegetation on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. No watering is permitted on Mondays.


Water restrictions are part of a Water Conservation Ordinance approved by the Las Cruces City Council back in September 1996.


The City of Las Cruces encourages residents to use water wisely to conserve for future demand.



  • Wash vehicles only with a bucket or hose that has a shut-off nozzle so water doesn’t run continuously.
  • Water vegetation sparingly so puddles don’t form among plants and water does not flow into the street, alley, or adjacent property.
  • Use the dishwasher and washing machine only with full loads.
  • Avoid running water continuously for rinsing fruits and vegetables, washing dishes, brushing teeth, or shaving.
  • Reuse water. For example: After washing your car, use the bucket of rinse water to irrigate a dry spot on your lawn.
  • Take showers rather than baths; the shorter the better.
  • Flush only when necessary. Don’t use the toilet as a trash can.
  • Keep water in the refrigerator; this way you have cold water without running the tap.
  • Insulate water heaters and pipes.
  • Thaw frozen foods in your refrigerator, not by running water over them.


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