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Lawn Sprinkling

Lawn sprinkling is only permitted during the hours of 6-10 a.m. and 6–10 p.m. Property owners with odd-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on odd-numbered days of the month. Property owners with even-numbered street addresses may use sprinklers on even-numbered days of the month.  For example:

  • 1200 W. Ogden may water on August 6
  • 1201 W. Ogden may water on August 7.

These restrictions are in place 365 days a year.  Property owners are responsible for setting automatic timers accordingly and/or notifying lawn care services.  Residents may use hand held hoses anytime to water trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens; to fill wading pools up to 50 gallons, and to wash cars. Root feeders for trees are also allowed any time.


Sod and Seed Regulations

The city provides additional sprinkling opportunities for property owners who fully sod or seed. This does not include small patches, which should be hand watered.  Property owners may use lawn sprinklers for eight hours on the day the sod or seed is placed on the lawn.  For the next nine days, lawn sprinkling is permitted anytime between the hours of 6-10 a.m. and 6–10 p.m.  On the eleventh day, property owners must adhere to the general sprinkling regulations.


Violations and Fines
 

The city enforces the sprinkling regulations through citations and fines.  Each violation is reviewed by the city.  If it is determined that a citation is warranted, it will be mailed to the property within 10 working days of the violation.  A $25 fine is levied for the first violation of the sprinkling ordinance - $35 if not paid within 15 days. For a second violation in the same year, the fine increases to $50 - $65 if not paid within 15 days. Failure to pay will result in a court appearance.