Lacey’s Mandatory Odd-Even Watering Schedule Begins June 1

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Submitted by City of Lacey

The City of Lacey’s mandatory odd-even watering schedule for yards and outdoor landscapes begins June 1 and runs through September 30.

Lacey water customers with addresses ending in:

  • Odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9) may water Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
  • Even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, and 8) may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Friday is a non-watering day.

The odd-even watering schedule applies to grass, annual and perennial ornamental flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and any other landscaping regularly maintained outside a residence or commercial building. Water used for other purposes such as pools, pressure washing, outdoor potted plants, hanging baskets, and plants stored inside greenhouses are not currently included in this watering schedule.

Customers with newly seeded lawns or recently installed landscapes can apply for an exemption by contacting Lacey Water Resources. Publicly owned facilities with active playfields are exempt from the mandatory schedule.

In 2006, the City of Lacey adopted the odd-even watering practice to reduce peak water demand during the summer, rather than add costly infrastructure to meet the big increase in demand for only four months a year. The watering schedule helps manage demand and keeps costs down.

For more details, including violation information, visit the City of Lacey website or contact Lacey Water Resources at 360.491.5600 or WaterResources@ci.lacey.wa.us.

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