Why are there water restrictions?

As a contractual condition of receiving Lake Michigan water each utility has to enact indoor and outdoor water restrictions. The indoor water restrictions include plumbing codes that require the installation of water conserving fixtures. Outdoor water restrictions include such things as restricting water sprinkling during the hottest time of the day to minimize evaporation.

Many customers might think that because we are supplied with lake water, watering restrictions are unnecessary. This is not the case. Contractually, we are restricted to how much we can obtain through the Commission, and like the other end users of lake water, outside watering restrictions are mandated. The following are watering restrictions for the village. Please note, these restrictions were developed to insure sufficient and proper times to satisfy lawn care needs.

  • Odd-numbered street addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Even-numbered street addresses: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Time: 6:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M.
  • No water is allowed on Monday
  • Customers utilizing watering cans or hand-held watering devices may water at any time on any day.
  • Customers with private wells are encouraged to utilize their well for all outside water usage.
  • Newly planted sod or seed may be sprinkled for a maximum period of two weeks from the date of installation. Please notify the village’s Water Department at (630) 368-5270.

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1. Where does my water come from?
2. What causes the "musty" taste and odor in the water?
3. Why does my water sometimes smell or taste like chlorine?
4. What do you test for in the water?
5. How can I have my water tested?
6. Do water filters work and should I use one?
7. Do I need to treat the water before I use it for my fish?
8. Does the water contain fluoride?
9. How hard is my water and should I use a water softener?
10. Do I have radon in the water?
11. Why does my water get milky white?
12. Why are there water restrictions?
13. Who should I contact for billing questions?
14. Who should I contact about my water pipes or water meter?