Outdoor Water Restrictions
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) made changes to the Lake Michigan Water Allocation Rules and Regulations in order to support the efforts to manage and conserve the Lake Michigan water resource and restrict non-essential outside water uses to prevent excessive, wasteful use.
Restrictions are in effect from May 15 through September 15 of each year, and allow residents to use water outdoors only on even or odd-numbered calendar days, corresponding with the last digit of their house number. Zero is considered an even number. Outdoor water use includes use on lawns, gardens, trees, shrubs and for washing vehicles. In addition to the above restrictions, lawn sprinkling shall not occur in the middle of any day, from noon to 6 p.m., when evaporation is at its highest. A special permit for watering newly installed sod, valid for two weeks, can be obtained at the Public Works Department at City Hall.
Call 847-318-5227 for more information.