MONROE – The county has eliminated the irrigation schedule based on billing cycles in favor of a more straightforward one based on customers’ addresses.
The mandatory outdoor irrigation schedule applies to all spray irrigation systems and allows customers to irrigate according to the following schedule:
Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Odd-numbered addresses may water on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
No customers are permitted to water on Mondays.
Drip irrigation and hand watering (hose, watering can, etc.) is allowed any day.
“Our new irrigation schedule is much easier for our customers to understand and follow,” said Aubrey Lofton, interim administrator for Union County Public Works. “This is especially important because as we’ve seen in past years, when the rain stops and demand for water increases, it can put a strain on our system. We want a schedule that’s easy for everyone to comply with so that we are using our resources as efficiently as possible.”
Residential customers who violate the watering schedule will receive a warning. Repeat violations can lead to fines or loss of service.
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