With the arrival of springtime weather, the Waukesha Water Utility would like to remind city residents of the Sprinkling Ordinance in effect from May 1 to Oct. 1.
Odd-numbered street addresses may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays prior to 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Even-numbered street addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays prior to 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m.
A hand-held watering can, container or hose may be used at any time to water gardens, trees, or shrubs, but only if the water device is utilized manually and not left unattended.
The city developed the sprinkling ordinance as part of an ongoing water conservation program. Additional water conservation is needed to protect local water resources and reduce demand during peak hours. The city is asking customers to refrain from watering during daytime hours, when up to 40 percent of the water applied by a sprinkler can be lost to evaporation.
Waukesha Water Utility customers may pick up a yard sign at 115 Delafield St that reads “My Brown Lawn is Green” to show your dedication to our conservation efforts.
For additional information and exceptions to the day and time restrictions, please visit the Water Utility’s website at www.ci.waukesha.wi.us/waterhome or phone the Utility at 262-521-5272.