Bozeman MT: Permanent Outdoor Water Restrictions Within City Limits

When drought strikes, or when the water bill isn't paid, the lawn knows.

BOZEMAN – Bozeman residents could see a mandatory watering schedule beginning in mid-June.

According to a press release, the Bozeman City Commission on May 3 approved Ordinance 2110, which establishes permanent outdoor watering restrictions within city limits year-round.

The ordinance does not take effect until mid-June 2022, following a second reading and approval by the City Commission.

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If approved and made effective this June the ordinance would create permanent time of day and day of the week outdoor watering restrictions for outdoor lawn/landscape watering with sprinkler systems.

Here’s a look at some of the details in the ordinance:

  • Outdoor lawn/landscape watering with sprinkler systems may only occur 3 days a week, following a mandatory watering schedule:
    • Properties with even-numbered physical addresses: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
    • Properties with odd-numbered physical addresses: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday
    • Public parks, private open spaces, street right of way: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Outdoor lawn/landscape watering is prohibited seven days a week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and midnight.
  • These restrictions are not yet in effect.

You can read the rest of the story here.


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