Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance
|An Emergency Ordinance was approved on April 2, 2013 putting in place watering restrictions to protect the
City’s water resources
|These temporary measures will go into effect immediately and include;
This ordinance applies to all City of Lafayette municipal water customers. Fines will be assessed to water customers disregarding the emergency ordinance regulations. The amounts range from a minimum of $100 for first time offenders to a $500 minimum for third-time offenders.
Read the full content of Ordinance No. 07, Series 2013.
The City will also be taking additional conservation measures such as no hydrant flushing, no street cleaning of medians and no watering of rough grass areas at the golf course.
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Free Indoor Water Audits
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Best Practices for Outdoor Water Use
Additional Conservation Tips
What does "hand watering" include?
Hand watering is the manual use of a hose equipped with an automatic shutoff nozzle. The hose must be attended at all times while water is running. Hand watering does not include attaching a hose to a sprinkler, manually operating an irrigation system, or placing a hose with running water on the ground.
Frequently Asked Questions about the new water conservation ordinance