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UPDATE: City and Village Ban Now Allows for Odd/Even Watering

Restrictions have been placed on the watering of lawns and gardens in the City of Hudson and the Village of North Hudson because of limited well capacity. The restrictions could last through July 9.

UPDATE (11:50 a.m., July 3, 2012): The current city watering ban includes residents and businesses in the . The has posted the following message on its website:

The City of Hudson Water Director has issued emergency watering restrictions to be in place until early next week (possibly until July 9th). Please view the complete notice, below. One of the water system wells is currently not operating, and another is being tested, so water production is very limited at this time. All residents of the City and the Village are asked to comply with the watering restrictions at this time.

The following LEVEL 1 watering ban restriction per Hudson City code will be in place until further notice:

C. Water Use restrictions

   (1) Level 1 water use restrictions shall be as follows:

        (a) Watering allowed using sprinklers or irrigation systems for even addresses on even dates and odd addresses on odd dates between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Irrigation systems that encompass both an even and odd address shall operate every other day.

        (b) Watering allowed on new lawns (seed or sod) any day between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

        (c) No watering of hard surfaces (i.e., streets, sidewalks, and driveways) that causes water to run into gutter as the result of poorly maintained sprinklers or an unattended hose.

        (d) No watering during precipitation.

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ORIGINAL POST (5:10 p.m., July 2, 2012): The posted the following message on its website on Monday afternoon:

At 4:15 p.m. today (Monday, July 2, 2012) The City of Hudson Water Director has declared a ban on watering all lawns and gardens in the City. One of the City wells is currently not operating, and another is being tested, so water production is very limited at this time. Please turn off all automatic irrigation systems during this watering ban. All residents are asked to comply with the watering restrictions at this time.

Cheryl McCarten July 02, 2012 at 10:28 PM
At least my lawn and garden won't feel so alone... Please let us also know when it becomes available again. Thanks!
Micheal Foley July 02, 2012 at 11:59 PM
I'll pass along the word when I hear it myself.
Ricki George July 03, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Does this include North Hudson?
Micheal Foley July 03, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Do you get your water bills from the City of Hudson Water Utility? If so, I assume the ban applies to you.
Linda Gardner July 03, 2012 at 01:28 PM
Why is the water all cloudy? Is it safe to drink
Micheal Foley July 03, 2012 at 05:08 PM
The outright ban has been changed to Level 1 restrictions. See the update to the article or the attached PDF to find out exactly what that means for you.

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