During the summer months, water usage is at its peak with homeowners watering lawns and doing yard work. Residents should make every effort to conserve water. The City Council passed an ordinance banning lawn sprinkling from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week year round for the City of Jordan. Outside of those hours residents may water their lawns based on the odd/even schedule. If your house number is odd, you may water on odd numbered days. If your house number is even, you may water on evened numbered days. Newly sodded or seeded lawns are excluded from this ban. Below are water conservation measures to undertake that will conserve Jordan’s water supply and lower your water utility bill.
Saving Water Outdoors:
- Deep soak your lawn. Water infrequently, but thoroughly so that moisture soaks down to the roots, about four to six inches. This encourages deeper, healthier root systems and allows the lawn to go without water for a longer time.
- Water during the cool of the day – late evening, early morning. This helps reduce the amount of water that might be wasted through evaporation.
- Weeds are water thieves and will rob your plants of water and nutrients. Try to keep your lawn and garden weed-free.
- Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting and mow more frequently. Longer grass blades provide shade and help hold moisture in longer.’
- Position sprinklers so water does not land in the gutters or on any paved roads.
- Use a broom, not a hose to clean driveways and sidewalks.
- Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings. Leaks can waste a lot of water.
- In the event of violations, an administrative charge per instance will then be applied:
- 1st violation – – – – – $25.00
- 2nd violation – – – – – $50.00
- 3 or more violations – $100.00
New sod or seeded lawns do need sprinkling more often until their roots develop, but such lawns do not benefit from prolonged soaking. We ask those sprinkling new sod or seeded lawns to consider this in their sprinkling schedules.
We ask everyone’s cooperation in observing the sprinkling restrictions. We appreciate all efforts to conserve so everyone will have sufficient water throughout the summer, and an adequate reserve can be kept for fire protection.