City’s new watering rules are in effect


Lawn irrigation rules adopted by the city in March are in effect for Evanston from May 15 through September 15, to conform with new requirements of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

First of all, you should forget about watering your lawn on any day of the week at any address between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Otherwise, watering is only permitted for odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered dates and for even-numbered addresses on even-numbered dates.

Watering your garden, however, is exempt from the limits, as is watering for lawns for 90 days after new sod is laid or new lawn seed is sown.

For more information about the city’s lawn irrigation llimits, you may consult the city’s website.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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