Washington Township issues mandatory lawn watering restrictions

Lawn, landscaping irrigation is prohibited between 5 a.m.-9 a.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lawn irrigation is the biggest use of home water resources outpacing commercial agriculture.
Lawn irrigation is the biggest use of home water resources outpacing commercial agriculture. (wjxt)

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Mandatory lawn watering restrictions have been issued in Washington Township.

On Thursday, June 10, the township announced it implemented a mandatory odd/even lawn watering restriction, effective Memorial Day through Labor Day. That means water customers with an address ending in an odd number are to water on odd calendar days and those with an address ending in an even number are to water on even calendar days.

“This action reduces the strain on our peak water usage and helps to avoid water rate increases,” reads a statement from the township.

Moreover, automatic lawn and/or landscaping irrigation is prohibited between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

“This will also ensure adequate water pressure for potable use and fire protection. Strict enforcement is required to keep our operating pressure safe,” reads the township statement.


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