Water Conservation Regulations

The City of Batavia has water conservation regulations in order to ensure that there is a continuous adequate water supply for drinking, bathing and fire protection. All businesses and residents are encouraged to comply with the city's water conservation ordinance. Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures not only save our source water supply but also save you money by reducing your water bill.

Watering Restrictions

Outdoor water use restrictions apply to all properties connected to the city water system.  Watering is permitted between the following hours subject to the odd / even address rule:

  • 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Even-numbered street addresses are to water on even-numbered dates and odd-numbered street addresses are to water on odd-numbered dates. New sod or seeded lawns will be watered by permit only. No permits for sod/seed will be issued during the months of July and August.

Water Conservation Tips

Conservation measures you can use inside your home include:

  • Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth
  • Do not use the toilet for trash disposal
  • Fix leaking faucets, pipes, toilets, etc.
  • Replace old fixtures; install water-saving devices in faucets, toilets and appliances
  • Run the dishwasher only when full
  • Take shorter showers
  • Wash only full loads of laundry

You can conserve outdoors as well:

  • Position sprinklers so all the water lands on the lawn and not the pavement.
  • Repair leaks in faucets and hoses
  • Use mulch around plants and shrubs
  • Use water from a bucket to wash your car and save the hose for rinsing
  • Use water-saving nozzles
  • Water the lawn and garden during the coolest part of the day, following the water conservation regulations