City of Brookfield imposes lawn watering ban
BROOKFIELD- The City of Brookfield has imposed a lawn watering ban until further notice effective immediately, according to a news release.
City officials said they are imposing a lawn watering ban for all properties including those on municipal water and those on private wells.
The news release said this ban is imposed "because of the extreme drought over the past two months and the extended forecast of temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s with little chance for rain."
According to water superintendent Mark Simon, "Many of our well pumps are running 20 to 24 hours per day. This is unsustainable as the pumps and motors never get a chance to rest or cool down, especially with the hot weather."
The lawn watering ban applies to outdoor watering of lawns and washing of cars (excluding commercial car washes that recycle the water).
City officials said the ban does not apply to hand watering of flowers, trees or shrubs.
This can still be done in accordance with the city's outdoor watering restrictions following the even address / even day and odd address / odd day rules and limiting watering to before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. only, said the news release.
Violators of this ban will be cited.