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.

Public, semi-public and governmental entities are required to post water conservation signs in restrooms and shower facilities. The Santa Fe Water Conservation offers signage to Santa Fe businesses at no charge (see the new 2017 signage examples below).

At Santa Fe restaurants, water shall be served upon request only.
This sign features the "water served upon request" notice, making it ideal for the food & beverage industry.
This sign was created for the hotels and lodging industry, encouraging guests to conserve water.
This water conservation sign is best for use in restrooms, gym and spas, and general businesses in Santa Fe.
  • 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 download City of Santa Fe Comprehensive Water Conservation Requirements, click here.

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.