A press release from the Village of Lakewood:
Village to Strictly Enforce Water Restrictions
Effectively immediately, the Village will be strictly enforcing water restrictions in order to conserve water in our community. The sustained lack of rain this season has reduced the water table, which adversely affects available water supply.
Enforcement of the restrictions is the most efficient method of ensuring that appropriate water supply levels are maintained, especially during the hot and dry summer months.
The Village’s restrictions allow the outside use of potable water on the following days:
- Odd numbered street addresses – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Even numbered street addresses – Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
- Mondays – No outside use of potable water
These restrictions apply to all outside use of potable water, including but not limited to the operation of sprinkler systems, watering lawns or landscape materials and the use of hand-held watering hoses.
The Village will soon be placing “Outside Water Restrictions Enforced” signs at the entrances to major subdivisions to alert affected residents.
This includes all properties served by Lakewood Utilities west of Huntley Road, with the exception of Lake Ave, Shade Tree Circle and Oakwood Drive.
Typically, these signs will remain in place until conditions change and the water levels have resumed.
The community’s support and adherence to these restrictions will help to prevent a full prohibition of outside water use.
The penalty for violating this regulation is a minimum fine of $100 for each offense.
If you have any questions please contact Village Hall at (815) 459-3025.