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City’s rules on watering your lawn

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Most of the next week is going to be dry, according to local meteorologists, so you may be tempted to water your lawn.  But the City of Evanston has specific rules about that that you’ll need to know about.

For example, unless you planted sod or new lawn seed within the past 90 days, you can only water your lawn on odd days if you live on the odd-numbered side of the street or even days if you’re on the even side.

But even so, no lawn irrigation is permitted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. “on any day of the week at any address in the city,” according to local ordinances.

Gardens are exempt from these limits, however.

But in the event of an emergency water shortage, city officials can “ban all nonessential water use for as long as the emergency water shortage shall exist.”

Penalties range from $25 to $500 per day of violation.

Charles Bartling

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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