The City of Las Cruces restricts outdoor irrigation on certain days and times in the interest of water conservation.
Year-round, properties may irrigate up to 3 days per week; properties with an even address may irrigation on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday; properties with an odd address may irrigate on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. This applies to all commercial and residential properties. The regulation is intended to prevent overwatering, since landscapes generally do not need daily irrigation.
During the warm season, April through September, residents may only irrigate before 10am and after 6pm. This regulation is intended to reduce evaporation losses. Up to 50% of water from sprinklers can be lost to evaporation during the hot part of the day; other kinds of irrigation also experience evaporation losses.
The restrictions generally apply to all Las Cruces Utility customers, residential and commercial, and all properties within City boundaries.
There are other watering restrictions and prohibitions, as well as exceptions to the information presented above. For more information, visit the Watering Restrictions page of this website and read the Water Conservation Regulations.