Lawn Watering Regulations

Stage 1 Residential Regulations

Stage 1 seasonal watering regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15. Watering is allowed during certain times:

Residential lawns

  • Even addresses: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4–9 a.m.
  • Odd addresses: Thursdays and Sundays, 4–9 a.m.

Trees, shrubs and flowers

  • Sprinklers:  4–9 a.m., any day
  • Hand watering, soaker hose or drip irrigation: anytime

Vegetable gardens

  • anytime

Non-residential lawn watering regulations

Stage 1 non-residential watering is allowed during certain times:

  • Even addresses: Mondays between 1–6 a.m. and Fridays between 4–9 a.m.
  • Odd addresses: Tuesdays, 1 a.m.–6 a.m. and Fridays 4 a.m.–9 a.m.
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day from 1–9 a.m. if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand-watering or using drip irrigation.

In cases of mixed zoning, where commercial or industrial components are included on the same property as residential, the property is designated as “Non‐Residential.”

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