Geneva reminds residents about lawn watering

Submitted by City of Geneva

As hot weather continues, the seasonal ritual of water sprinklers running to keep yards looking green has begun. Geneva residents should review the city's sprinkler regulations as they plan their watering schedule for the coming months.

Water sprinklers are permitted between 6 and 9 a.m. and 6 and 9 p.m. on designated days. Residents with an even-numbered street address can water their lawns on even-numbered calendar days and vice versa for odd-numbered addresses.

People are allowed to use a hand-held hose at any time to water flowers, gardens, trees, shrubs, cars, lawns and wading pools that are 50 gallons or less.

For those placing down sod or watering seed, a $25 permit is required through the Geneva Public Works Department, 1800 S. St.

New sod regulations are as follows:

• Sod and seed lawns can be watered for the first day for a maximum of eight hours.

• During the next nine consecutive days, the lawn can be watered from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

• Afterward, the property owner must abide by the city's regular lawn watering schedule.

For more information, including water conservation tips, visit the city's website at or call the Public Works Department Water Division at (630) 232-1551.

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