Why are there water restrictions?

By contract of receiving Lake Michigan water each utility has to enact indoor and outdoor water restrictions. Indoor restrictions include plumbing codes that require the installation of water conserving fixtures. Outdoors, residents are restricted in water sprinkling during the hottest time of the day to minimize evaporation. The code restrictions for water sprinkling. A $50 fine may be imposed for each occurrence of code infraction. View the ordinance: Title 5, Chapter 51, Article 49, Section Meters and Rates.

From May 15 through September 15, it shall be unlawful for any person to sprinkle or water lawns within the corporate limits of the village except in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Residents with even numbered homes can water on even numbered calendar days.
  • Residents with odd numbered homes can water on odd numbered calendar days.

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1. What is the Village water source?
2. Is our tap water safe?
3. Do I need a water filter?
4. Should I buy bottled water?
5. Why does the water sometimes smell or taste like chlorine?
6. Does the water contain fluoride?
7. Does the water contain radon?
8. Does my water contain lead?
9. What does the Village test for in the water?
10. How do I get my water tested?
11. Why are there water restrictions?
12. What is the hardness of Village tap water?
13. Do I need to soften my water?
14. Why is our water so warm in the summer?
15. Why is my water milky looking?
16. Who do I contact with billing questions?
17. Who do I contact about water pipes or water meters?