Did you know that during hot, dry spells, a healthy lawn can thrive on just one inch of water per week? Landscaping accounts for 20-50% of all residential water use during the summer months, and as much as 30% of water can be lost to evaporation by watering the lawn during midday. (Source: American Water Works Association)
Each year, from May 1st through September 30th, Lafayette Utilities System and the Lafayette Consolidated Government enact a water conservation ordinance aimed at combating low water pressure due to automated lawn watering during the peak hours of late afternoon and evening. The ordinance applies to LUS residential, commercial and wholesale (Youngsville, Broussard, Milton, Scott, Water District North, Water District South) customers using automated watering systems and sprinklers.
Be Part of the Solution
LUS encourages customers to follow water efficiency tips even when the water conservation ordinance is not active to keep our water pressure stable, maintain firefighting efforts and keep our community healthy.