Officials: Residents Must Stop Morning Sprinkling

Village of Tinley Park officials are enacting strict water conservation measures beginning Friday that will help them maintain adequate water reserves during a time of little rain.


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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Bert June 29, 2012 at 01:05 PM
It's a shame that our village officials can't supply it's highly taxed residents with basic services such as an adequate water supply. No one is watering their lawns anyway because of the 25% increase we recieved from the CIty of Chicago. Village officials did nothing to oppose this. They just bent over and passed the cost on to residents. The neighborhoods are looking pretty dismal right now with all of the dead lawns, tress, and bushes.
Kelly Gee June 29, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Name a suburb that doesn't have water restrictions in the summer? Besides what would you rather have, a dry burnt up lawn or a burnt up home because your lawn was nice and green from all the watering?!?!
JJR June 29, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I don't mind the restrictions. I understand and I don't water my lawn. But new sod is a major investment and should be an exception.
Kathy June 29, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I always wonder if the restrictions apply to businesses also? I see many places watering with underground sprinklers, and water flowing into the streets.
Summer July 07, 2012 at 11:24 PM
I agree with you Kathy.... For some reason I feel Businesses in TP are exempt! Living and working in Tinley I travel in our areas ex: Village hall, Bettenhausen Fiat, the banks, on my way to work. How can it be ok for them ???? DAAAA - WE are paying for that water, too! Do you think? I just got my water bill and it was up $30.00 and I am not even watering anything outside.... it must be because I am taking an extra shower a day due to this very hot weather :-)


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