Monona asks residents to comply with sprinkler restrictions

City says water demand is stressing aquifer
Monona asks residents to comply with sprinkler restrictions

Monona city officials are asking residents to comply with voluntary sprinkler restrictions.

Due to the dry weather, Monona officials said the demand for water is putting stress on the aquifer Monona relies on for its drinking water and fire protection.

The Monona Water Utility is asking for the cooperation of its residents to limit their outdoor water use.

If residents water their lawns, the utility encourages people who live at an odd-numbered address to water on odd-numbered days. The utility asks residents to limit their watering to before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m. The same rules are in place for even-numbered addresses on even-numbered days.

City officials said these restrictions are voluntary, but if the dry conditions continue or water demand increases, the city may make the rules mandatory.