1046.27  RESTRICTIONS ON LAWN SPRINKLING AND OTHER WATER USES.
   (a)   So as to comply with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Lake Michigan Water Allocation Rules and Regulations, as amended effective November 18, 2014, commencing from May 15th through September 15th of each year, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use Lake Michigan water for the sprinkling or irrigation of lawns or gardens (hereinafter "outdoor watering") on any day of the week, except between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. if the outdoor watering is pursuant to the use of a manual sprinkling or irrigation system, and except between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. if the outdoor watering is pursuant to an automatic or timed sprinkling or irrigation system. In addition, commencing from May 15th through September 15th of each year, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use Lake Michigan water for outdoor watering other than on an odd/even basis (on odd calendar days if the last digit in the street address is odd, or on even calendar days if the last digit in the street address is even). Finally, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, using Lake Michigan water in relation to a property with an odd address, to use Lake Michigan water on both the 31st day of May, July and/or August and on the 1st day of the next month, for outdoor watering; the intent being to prohibit the use of Lake Michigan water for outdoor watering on consecutive days. New lawns, which are less than three (3) months old, shall be exempt from the foregoing restrictions. In addition, new/replacement sprinkler systems shall be equipped with a WaterSense labeled irrigation controller and shall be in compliance with Section 2.5(g) of the Illinois Plumbing License Law [225 ILCS 320]."
   (b)   The Village reserves the right to further limit or suspend the use of water for the sprinkling or irrigation of lawns and gardens or for any other special purpose whenever the Mayor and Council determine that the public exigencies require such action.  If public exigencies so require, the Mayor may unilaterally take such action prior to the earliest opportunity available for consultation with Council.
   (c)   Whenever the Mayor and Council limit or suspend the use of water for the sprinkling or irrigation of lawns and gardens or for any other special purpose, no person shall use water for the sprinkling or irrigation of lawns and gardens or for any other special purpose designated, other than during the times allowed for such uses of water, provided that such person has been given notice by the Village, by telephone, U.S. mail, or personal service, of such limitation on or the suspension of the use of water.
(Ord. 1989-15.  Passed 5-22-89; Ord. 2007-27.  Passed 6-25-07; Ord. 2015-26.  Passed 9-14-15.)