Outdoor Water Use Limited to Odd/Even Address System May 15 through September 15

Outdoor Water Use Limited to Odd/Even Address System May 15 through September 15
Posted on 05/22/2017

The Village of Orland Park's Water Conservation Program is in effect year-round limiting outdoor water usage to between 7 a.m. to 11a.m. and 7 p.m. to 11p.m. From May 15 through September 15, outdoor water usage is further restricted to the odd/even address system. All outdoor water usage—lawn sprinkling, washing cars, watering flowers, etc.—is limited according to the address of the building, both business and residential.

Homes and businesses with addresses ending in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8, may sprinkle between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on even-numbered days only.

Homes and businesses with addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 may sprinkle between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on odd-numbered days only.

Regulated outdoor water use includes, but is not limited to all lawn and garden sprinkling by hose-fed sprinklers or underground irrigation systems for residential and commercial properties, all non-commercial car washing, residential pool maintenance and other similar uses.

According to the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Services, lawns are equipped for hot, dry conditions. Instead of wilting and dying like many plants, they simply go dormant if they've been established for a year.