CentennialWater.org | 303-791-0430 | October 2021
Outdoor water budgets end October 15
Your outdoor water budget ends today. If you haven't done so already, you should shut down your irrigation system for the season.Outdoor water budgets begin April 15, and gradually decline beginning in September coming to an end today, Oct. 15.

Customers who exceed their water budget will pay higher rates based on the amount of water used.
Tell us what you think
In an effort to move to more sustainable maintenance practices, the Highlands Ranch Metro District is exploring options to convert some areas of bluegrass along the parkways to more drought-tolerant, lower-maintenance landscape.
Please submit your feedback about the Metro District’s three demonstration sites before the resident comment period closes today. The online comment form and more information about the sites -- including a map of their locations and some frequently asked questions -- is available at highlandsranch.org/parkwayconversion.
Imagine a Day Without Water
Centennial Water invites the community to take part in the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water on October 21, a nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

A day without water means firefighters can’t do their jobs, hospitals can’t function and no one can bathe themselves or their children. Water impacts daily lives in more ways than you can think.

We will be sharing posts through our Facebook page leading up to October 21. Follow us and share your thoughts on what your day would be like if you had to go one day without water.
It's time to winterize your landscape
Fall is here and the first snowfall has come to the Colorado mountains. As temperatures dip in the metro-area, here are some landscape tips to help prepare your plants, trees and shrubs for winter.

Winterize your sprinkler system. Blow out your sprinkler system so there is no water sitting in your pipes over the winter.

Disconnect garden hoses. The same time you blow out your sprinkler system, disconnect all hoses and drain outside faucets.

Prune. Pull out the shears and prune trees, shrubs and perennials. Pruning promotes new growth in the spring.

Aerate. Consider aerating your lawn before winter hits. Aerating gives your lawn breathing room so necessary water can penetrate the dry soil.

Spread mulch. Placing a layer of mulch around trees and plants provides extra protection, shielding plants from harsh winter temperatures. It also helps promote growth when spring comes around.
Proposed 2022 budget and rates
Centennial Water's proposed budget and rates for 2022 will be posted online today. There will be a public hearing to approve the budget and rates at the November 29 Board of Directors meeting.

Due to COVID-19, all board meetings are held virtually via Zoom. The meeting link is posted on each agenda. To view meetings, agendas and minutes, click here.
How would you find out if there was a water emergency?
If there was an emergency in the Centennial Water service area that impacted your water at home, how would you find out? Communications will be sent out through a variety of resources - make sure you are signed up to receive them.