Mandatory Outdoor Watering Restrictions

In an effort to protect our aquifers, conserve water resources, and control our peak hour water demand, the City of Dexter is continuing to enforce outdoor watering restrictions. Typical water usage in the winter is between 250,000 and 350,000 gallons per day. We are now starting to see usage at 800,000 gallons per day. This week, staff will be placing hang tags on houses/businesses that are not complying with the restrictions.

Outdoor watering is prohibited between 6 am and 10 am and is also restricted to odd/even days. Residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may do outdoor watering only on odd numbered dates. Likewise, those with even numbered addresses (2, 4, 6, 8, 0) may do outdoor watering only on even numbered dates. A simple adjustment of the start time of your irrigation system control can achieve this.

If you are watering more than usual on your odd/even day, please make sure to read your water meter (or irrigation meter) before and after a few cycles so that you are aware of how much water is being used and are not surprised by the utility bill you receive.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect and conserve our water resources.