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Watering Conservation Ordinance

The United City of Yorkville is dedicated to preserving water and follows a Water Conservation Ordinance that is in effect from May 1 through September 30. The ordinance permits lawn sprinkling between the hours of 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and/or 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. (midnight) for landscaping watering or the filling of swimming pools only as follows:
  • Even numbered addresses on even numbered calendar days only during permitted hours of water use
  • Odd numbered addresses on odd numbered calendar days only during permitted hours of water use

The following is not restricted as to the hours or days when water may be used:

  • Landscape watering or sprinkling done by the use of a hand-held watering device
  • The filling of swimming pools with a volume of 50 gallons or less of water
  • The automatic watering of trees and shrubs by means of automatic root-feed or drip-irrigation systems within the drip line of the tree or shrub
  • Vehicle and equipment washing
  • Any other lawful use of water, and other normal household uses not otherwise specifically restricted by the provisions of this ordinance.

Planting of new seed or sod:

Prior to sod laying or lawn seeding, residents must obtain a Sod Watering Permit from the United City of Yorkville. Residents planting sod and/or seed should have the installation completed before July 1. To conserve water during the hottest summer months—July and August, residents are prohibited from installing new lawns during these months. If your new lawn is not installed before July 1, you must wait until September.

According to the city's Water Conservation Ordinance there is a penalty for those who violate the ordinance. The first offense is $50; second offense is $125; and $500 for each subsequent offense. Fines are due within 10 days of violation and are payable to the city's Clerk's Office.