Water Conservation

Watering Restrictions
The Water Conservation Ordinance provisions, which are in effect each year starting May 15, are intended to maximize the benefits of summer water usage while encouraging water conservation.

From May 15 until September 15, residents with odd numbered street addresses should water their lawns, gardens, and landscape on odd numbered days and residents with even numbered street addresses may water on even numbered days of the month. However, sprinkling is prohibited on all days between noon and 6 p.m.

Seed / sod permits will be available again this year for residents who wish to over seed an existing lawn or are placing sod.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 847-459-2545.

Water Conservation Hints
Faucets and toilets are frequently the source of water leaks in homes.

Check your faucets for leaks and fix them. A dripping faucet that fills an 8 ounce glass in 30 minutes could waste up to 1,225 gallons each year.

Leaky toilets are one of the biggest water wasters and a common culprit in high water bills.

Toilets can waste water in several ways. Check out some of the links below for tips on how to detect and repair leaky toilets.

If you are uncomfortable or uncertain on how to detect or repair leaks, please contact a professional plumber.