The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities reminds customers to follow the summer watering schedule.

Spokesman Clint Bassett says from May 1 to September 1, watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. is prohibited. Customers may water lawns and grass up to three days per week on the mornings or evenings that are most convenient. Customers are encouraged to avoid watering when windy or rainy. Wasting water, such as allowing water to run down the street, is prohibited.

Washing vehicles is permitted any time, any day, as long as customers 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 prohibited except for safety, health or construction reasons.

Gardens and flowers may be watered any morning or evening. From May 1 to September 1, gardens and flowers must be watered before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Customers wanting to water daily to establish new sod or seed must obtain a watering permit and amend soils. For more information, visit www.cheyennecity.org/conservation.

BOPU crews are enforcing these rules. A first violation will result in a warning. A second violation may result in a $410 fine added to the water bill. Third and subsequent violations may result in $680 fines.