Despite the brief rain Thursday night, officials are imposing strict watering regulations beginning Friday.
"Due to continuing drought conditions and to maintain a safe water supply for fire protection and public safety purposes, the along with our neighboring communities of Oak Lawn, New Lenox, Mokena, Orland Park and Oak Forest are implementing more restrictive water conservation measures," stated an alert sent to residents Thursday evening.
Starting today, outside water use is allowed only from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on odd or even dates corresponding with residents' addresses. Those with odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle in the evening window on odd-numbered dates, and those with even-numbered addresses may sprinkle at that time on even-numbered dates.
Sprinkling during morning hours is not allowed until further notice. In addition, the village is putting a temporary hold on permits to water new sod.
Residents will be updated on conservation measures through posted signage, e-newsletters and the village website.
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