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Days and times to water your lawn and garden

Water Restrictions There is an error in the summer issue of Northville Matters, which states that “Residents with automatic sprinkler systems or who connect a hose to the City water system may water their grass between midnight and 5 a.m. on odd or even days of the month, based on your house address.” (Those who water their lawn and landscaping manually can water between 11 a.m. and midnight on odd/even days, based on their address. We are sorry for this misinformation.) Read the full correct story below:

The City of Northville uses mandatory outdoor watering restrictions to reduce the amount of water used during peak hours of demand from our supplier, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA).

Residents with automatic sprinkling systems may water their grass between midnight and 5 a.m. on odd or even days of the month, based on your house address. If your address ends with an even number, e.g. 200, you may water during unrestricted times only on even days, such as the 20th and 22nd. If your address ends with an odd number, e.g. 201, you may water during unrestricted times only on odd days, such as 21st and 23st.

Residents who connect a hose to the City water system may water their lawn and gardens between 11 a.m. and midnight on either odd or even days, based on your house address. (See examples above.)

Residents who do not follow these restrictions are committing a civil infraction and may be issued a ticket, which cost $50 for the first offense and $100 for repeat offenses.

If you use water from a private well, please notify the City’s Department of Public Works so patrols aren’t made to check your water use.

 

 

 

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