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Posted on: June 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Geneva Issues Reminder About Water Conservation Ordinance

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Geneva residents fighting to keep their lawns looking green this summer in light of a drought plaguing the Midwest should adhere to the City’s water conservation ordinance.

Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on designated days year-round. Residents with an even-numbered street address can water their lawns on even-numbered days and vice-versa for odd-numbered addresses.

With the weather creating high water demand, it is important to follow the City’s water conservation ordinance, which was established to maintain an adequate supply for all customers and the Geneva Fire Department in case of an emergency. By limiting lawn watering to specified hours, the City’s aquifers and water towers have an opportunity to rebound during the daytime.

Residents are allowed to use a hand-held hose at any time to water flowers, gardens, trees, shrubs, cars, lawns, and wading pools that are 50 gallons or less.

For those placing down sod or watering seed, a $25 permit is required through the Public Works Department, 1800 South St. Sod and seed lawns can be watered for the first day for a maximum of eight hours. During the next nine consecutive days, the lawn can be watered from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Afterward, residents must abide by the City's regular lawn watering schedule.

For more information, call the Geneva Public Works Department Water Division at 630-232-1551.

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