Orland Park's Water Conservation Program Begins May 15

Orland Park's Water Conservation Program Begins May 15
Posted on 05/12/2009

Lawn sprinkling and outdoor water usage is permitted only between the hours of 7 and 11 - both am and pm - year round. Between May 15 and September 15 peak water conservation measures are in effect. All outdoor water usage is restricted to an odd/even address basis and only during the hours of 7 am to 11 am and 7 pm to 11 pm on the permitted day.

Regulated outdoor water usage includes but is not limited to, all lawn and garden sprinkling or underground irrigation systems for residential and commercial properties, all non-commercial car washing, residential pool maintenance and other similar uses, but shall not include water used for construction or building renovation purposes, commercial car-wash operations or filling of swimming pools.

Newly sodded lawns may be watered more frequently upon application for and a receipt of a special permit from the Public Works Department. Those violating the Village's water usage provisions are subject to fines up to $750 for each offense. Each day of violation and each violating location shall be considered a separate offense.

Questions regarding lawn sprinkling or outdoor water usage may be directed to the Public Works Department at 403-6350.