Water

St. Charles Water Conservation Regulations in Effect May 1

Restricted Watering Times Effective May 1 through August 31

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Water Main Breaks are a Consequence of the Season

Water main breaks are common in the colder weather, especially with the extreme conditions we have experienced this season. Read more »

Fall Hydrant Flushing Underway

The City of St. Charles will conduct fall hydrant flushing September 30 to October 10 Read more »

Watering Your Newly Planted Parkway Tree

Do you have a new parkway tree and have questions about watering it? Every new parkway tree the City plants receives a gator bag to help with watering the tree. The City will fill the gator bag initially when the tree is first planted, but asks that residents fill the bag thereafter. If your parkway tree appears thirsty, please fill the gator bag no more than once every two weeks, as long as we have not had significant rainfall.
 
A quick check of the soil underneath the mulch to see if it is moist will tell you if the tree needs water.

Water Conservation in Effect

The City’s water conservation ordinance (Municipal Code Section 13.16.205) currently is in effect through August 31. Sprinkling time limits:
 
  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle on even- numbered days, 12 a.m.-9 a.m. & 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days, 12 a.m.-9 a.m. & 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Lawn sprinkling is not allowed at any address within the City on any day of the week between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. or between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. from May 1 to August 31.
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