To reduce peak water usage in areas served the municipal water system, the City of Dayton has implemented an odd-even irrigation restriction, pursuant to City Code Chapter 52.057. Irrigation will be limited from May 1st through October 31st, 2021. Prohibited hours for irrigation are between the hours of 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Homeowners and businesses with addresses ending in an odd number, may water on odd numbered calendar days. Those with addresses ending in an even number, may water on even numbered days. The restrictions apply to all City water customers. Residents who use private wells for irrigation are exempt from these restrictions.
New seed and sod are exempt from the odd-even requirement. Sod may be watered every day for four weeks from installation while the irrigation restriction is in place, however, irrigation shall comply with the prohibited hours during this four-week period which is no irrigation between 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The penalty for violating restrictions is $100 for each day of violation. You will receive one written warning before you are penalized. Property owners will be notified in person (if present) and will receive a violation by mail. Any fine(s) will be added to the utility bill.
To review the City Ordinance please click here. If you have additional questions, please contact Public Works Department at (763) 427-3224. If you would like to discuss your violation, please contact Code Enforcement at (763) 427-2017.