Posted: Jun 27, 2012 2:52 PM by Elizabeth Hill
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 3:02 PM
Every summer, LUS enforces its water conservation ordinance.
With the summer sun beaming down and the chances of rain slim many people take to the hose to keep their lawns lush and they all seem to do it at the same time.
"Specifically afternoons, early evening, essentially everyone comes home from work," says spokesperson Allison Dickerson.
Customers are required to follow a lawn watering schedule. Even numbered addresses can turn on sprinklers Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and odd addresses Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Midnight to two in the afternoon.
"When everyone is using at the same time in the hot summer months it does create a demand on the system and that down the road could potentially affect our fire fighting abilities."
The watering rules only apply to sprinklers and sprinkler systems. If you're using a handheld hose, any day of the week is just fine.
"We find that people when they turn on their automated systems that's when they tend to let it go on and on and they maybe forget to turn it off or it goes for longer periods of time."
Lawn experts and LUS officials say watering every other day is more than enough to keep your lawn healthy.
"We do want you to have a healthy lawn, but in the same sense we do want to protect our water system."