In an effort to reduce instances of low water pressure and help control future water rate increases, the Auburn Hills City Council has approved a resolution encouraging consumers to use voluntary outdoor water restrictions.
The City is asking residents and businesses to voluntarily limit outdoor water usage. Residents and businesses with odd numbered addresses are asked to do outdoor watering only on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Residents and businesses with even numbered addresses are asked to do outdoor watering only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
How you can help shift our peak demand
Lawn irrigation is the main contributor to our peak hour demand. If we can shift when we water our lawns into non-peak hours (12:00 AM to 5:00 AM), we will be able to reduce the rate increases we have been receiving from DWSD. If you have an underground lawn irrigation system, please set your irrigation system to go “on” and “off” between the hours of 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM. In addition, the irrigation of property with an even-numbered street address should water on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Irrigation of property with an odd-numbered street address should water on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Furthermore, setting your irrigation clocks to quarter hour increments according to pressure zones (see attached map) can eliminate simultaneous top of the hour demand. For example, an irrigation system in Zone 2 should be set to a quarter past the hour between 12 AM and 5 AM.
By watering during non-peak hours, we will reduce our peak hour demand and by watering on alternate days, we will reduce our maximum day demand which will help control our water rates. For more information about our rates, please contact the Department of Public Works at 248-391-3777 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP CONTROL OUR WATER RATE . . .
WATER BETWEEN 12:00 AM AND 5:00 AM