SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) — With the hot weather comes lawn watering season.
To utilize our water resources efficiently, the City of Sioux Falls Public Works Water Division has established a year-round lawn watering schedule. Sioux Falls is currently in Stage 1 of this schedule.
“It is important to remind ourselves to keep up the habit of practicing water conservation. This will help ensure our resources will always be there when we need them,” says Ted Lewis, Water Purification Plant Environmental Engineer.
During Stage 1 of the lawn watering schedule, lawn watering for all residential, commercial, industrial, and City facilities use the following schedule:
- Watering lawns is prohibited from 12 p.m. (noon) to 5 p.m.
- Users with even-numbered addresses may water lawns on even-numbered calendar dates.
- Users with odd-numbered addresses may water lawns on odd-numbered calendar dates.
- WASTING WATER IS NEVER ALLOWED (for example, leaving the hose running, misaligned or broken sprinklers).
Hand watering vegetation such as shrubbery, trees, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, and flowers is permitted any time of day if the water is applied by a hose that does not leak and is equipped with a handheld nozzle that automatically shuts off when released.
Find more information and tips to help you conserve water at siouxfalls.org/water-conservation.
(The City of Sioux Falls contributed this report/news release.)