Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Nov. 30, 2012
Jan. 14, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name PURE CYCLE CORP  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --08-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   24,037,596
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000276720  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Document Period End Date Nov. 30, 2012  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1