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Water Use Restrictions

August 13, 2018

The especially tough drought years of 2014 and 2015 reminded us of how precious of a resource water is and even though our well levels currently remain above average  Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) encourages our customers to always use water wisely!  This applies to all water use but particularly to the use of water for lawn and garden irrigation.

We’d like to remind WPU water customers that the ordinance regarding lawn and garden irrigation is ALWAYS in effect.  According to the ordinance, customers with even-numbered addresses may irrigate only on even-numbered calendar days and customers with odd-numbered addresses may irrigate only on odd-numbered days.  The ordinance also prohibits the use of city water for irrigation between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Violation of the ordinance is subject to an administrative fine of $90 for the first offense and a fine of $160 for a second offense.

Studies have shown that the most effective time to water is between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. to minimize water loss through evaporation and to lessen the chances of promoting lawn diseases.  If you choose to irrigate your lawns, please obey the ordinance.


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