A spokeswoman for the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities says BOPU crews are seeing people in Cheyenne violating the daytime watering restrictions and is reminding people the practice can result in some hefty fines.

Between May 1 and September 1, watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. is prohibited in Cheyenne. But Dena Egenhoff says BOPU crews have been seeing both residents and businesses breaking that rule recently. She reminds people the crews are out enforcing the rules in the city.

A first violation will result in a warning, but a second violation could result in a $427 fine and a third offense could result in a $710 fine. Washing vehicles is allowed only if residents use a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle and/or buckets.

Washing hard surfaces such as sidewalks, parking lots or driveways with a hose is banned except for safety, health and construction reasons. Those wanting to water daily to establish new sod or seeds need to get a watering permit and amend soils.

People can water their lawns three days a week in the mornings or evenings that are most convenient.

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