Santa Fe businesses have contributed to the city's success in conserving water. Businesses can take steps beyond the city rules to improve your bottom line. Just like residential water customers, businesses that save water also save money. To download City of Santa Fe Comprehensive Water Conservation Requirements, click here.

Water Conservation Signage Available for Santa Fe Businesses

KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESSES & GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES:
  • Restaurants are to serve water only upon request.
  • Public, semi-public and governmental entities are required to post water conservation signs in restrooms and shower facilities.

  • Outdoor irrigation is prohibited between 10 am and 6 pm from May 1 through October 31.

  • It’s recommended that irrigation systems be shut down for the winter on or before November 1.
  • Using water to clean hard surfaces with a hose or power washer is prohibited (e.g. driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, outdoor eating areas).

Please train your staff about these requirements, incorporate this information into new employee training and post signage to educate your customers.

Please note that repeated water conservation violations are subject to citations ranging from $20 to $200

To encourage saving water, the Water Conservation Office provides valuable incentive rebates for the replacement of high water use commercial fixtures, such as high-efficiency toilets (HET) and water free urinals, as well as some appliances (terms and conditions apply).

Please contact us at (505) 955-4225 to see how we can assist you with making your business more water efficient. Also, feel free to visit the Commercial section of our Rebates page.

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