The rainy weather may not have you thinking about watering your lawn this week, but it’s still a good time for a refresher on the city’s watering rules.
City ordinances spell out the following watering rules:
- No watering is allowed from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in order to minimize water wasted through evaporation and to give pumps a chance to refill water storage tanks.
- Water only on days allowed for your address. Homes with even-numbered addresses can water on even-numbered dates. Homes with odd-numbered addresses can water on odd-numbered dates.
Residents who need to water sod or seeded areas can obtain free permits from the Public Works Department.
Warning tickets will be issued to those who don’t follow the rules, followed by fines for repeat offenders.
The restrictions do not prevent residents from hand-watering flowerbeds, washing cars or other similar uses. They do not apply to people using water sources other than the city water system.
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