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Water Usage and Conservation

Outside Watering Restrictions

Outside water usage is restricted by ordinance from May 15th to September 15th each year to protect community water supplies during the high-usage summer months.  Watering is allowed on odd or even calendar days, depending on your address, and is only allowed before 10:00 AM or after 6:00 PM on those days.  This includes grass or landscape watering, car washing and filling swimming pools.  Landscape watering with a hand-held device (hand-held hose, watering can or bucket) is allowed at any time.  Residents with newly seeded or sodded yards may water for 14 consecutive days between the hours of 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM.

Under severe weather conditions additional restrictions may be imposed on a temporary basis.  Residents with private wells are not subject to these restrictions, but we encourage responsible use of non-essential water when conditions cause the water table to be low.

Household Water Consumption

The guides listed below contain helpful information about household water consumption, both indoor and outdoor, as well as water conservation tips. Use this knowledge to verify that your home is leak free and start conserving water in your daily activities.

Water Resources in Lake County

Visit Sustainable Lake County for more helpful conservation tips, as well as details about the current state of Lake County's water supply and news about ongoing efforts to protect our natural resources.

Thank you for taking the time to become more familiar with household water usage.  If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.

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