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The City of Plymouth is implementing voluntary water use restrictions this summer.

 In a news release the city cited the reason for the restrictions, “In an effort to help control future water rate increases and reduce potential instances of low water pressure, the City of Plymouth is again implementing voluntary outdoor water use restrictions this summer. “


Residents are asked to voluntarily limit outdoor water usage to odd/even days. Residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses (i.e. ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) are asked to do outdoor watering only on odd numbered dates. Likewise, those with even numbered addresses (i.e. 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) should water lawns, fill swimming pools, wash cars, etc., only on even numbered dates.  Sprinkler systems should run between 10:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M.

 In addition, the City of Plymouth is also asking residents to voluntarily limit water use between the hours of 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. when the demand on the water system hits its peak. If there is a delay feature on dishwashers or washing machines, please set the timers to operate during non-peak times.

 Following voluntary restrictions is a good way to keep future water rates down, set by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. By following the odd/even day water cycle, the City of Plymouth can level out these high water demand factors resulting in more stable long-term water rates.

If residents or business owners have any questions regarding the requested water use restriction they can call the City of Plymouth's Department of Municipal Services staff at 734-453-7737.