The restriction limits when residents and businesses can water their lawns and landscaping to minimize the burden on the city’s water treatment plant during the warmer months. The new limit was prompted by a recent double-digit spike in water demand due to the recent dry, hot weather and the township’s continuing growth; it does not affect water used for drinking and bathing purposes.
Under the restriction, outdoor watering is allowed for properties in the city and township with an address that ends in an odd number on odd days. For example, an address of 611 can water on the first, third, fifth, seventh, etc. day of the month. For properties with an even address – for example, 610 – outdoor watering is allowing on the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, etc. day of the month.