The amended Irrigation Ordinance passed by the City Council will go into effect on Saturday, May 15th, 2004.
Beginning that day, you cannot water your lawn between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time.
Watering your lawn is also prohibited during freezing weather (when the temperature is 35 degrees fahrenheit or below), during rainfall, which is defined as one-quarter inch of rainfall in a 24-hour period.
Variances to the ordinance are granted under the following four circumstances:
These guidelines are:
The ordinance also establishes a Water Board of Appeals that allows citizens who feel they cannot comply with the ordinance to appeal to the new board.
You can't water your lawn during freezing or rainy weather no matter what time of year it is. But, there are a few exceptions: you can water if you're doing it by hand or using a soaker hose. And you will also be permitted to water newly installed plants or grass.
First time violators will receive a warning. After that, water wasting could shower you with a fine of up to $500.