FITCHBURG. Wis. -

Fitchburg officials are imposing mandatory outdoor watering restrictions on residents starting immediately.

Outdoor watering will only be allowed on odd days if you live on the odd-numbered side of the street and even days if you live on the even side of the street.

City officials said these restrictions are necessary to ensure a sufficient supply of water for fire protection and home use.

If you do water your lawn, city officials ask that you do so before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.