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June 28, 2021 12:27 PM

Cary Moves To “YELLOW CONDITION” of Outdoor Water Conservation Code

The use of lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems connected to the Village of Cary’s public water supply are only permitted between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

With the severe drought this spring across northeast Illinois, the Cary Public Works Department has been monitoring groundwater aquifer levels and overall customer water demand.

As a precaution against a potentially extended drought and even higher demands in the warmest summer months of July and August, the Village of Cary has moved to the “Yellow Condition” of its Outdoor Water Conservation Code.

The use of lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems connected to the Village of Cary’s public water supply are only permitted between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Other outdoor water uses such as hand-watering of gardens and washing personal vehicles will continue to be unrestricted.

Should drought conditions warrant additional measures to protect our drinking water supply, this condition could change in the future and further limit outdoor water uses.

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