The city of Westerville enacted a lawn watering program Thursday.
The city said the Westerville Water Treatment Plant is experiencing higher than normal water production rates.
"Conserve it as much as possible during these really hot stretches of summer," Christa Dickey, Community Affairs Administrator for Westerville, said.
The city's "Odd-Even Lawn Watering Program" limits people to watering their lawn on either an odd or even day of the week, 10TV News reported.
"What we're asking residents to do is remember that if your house or your business address number ends on an even number, we want you to water your lawns on even numbered days of the month. And so vice versa for odd." Dickey said.
Westerville has the right to enforce the policy, but said they are more interested in educating residents.
"We'll keep an eye on the weather and if the weather continues to be this hot and dry, we will be making more kinds of visits to people who might not be using the system." Dickey said.
The watering policy is permanent.
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