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Water Conservation

Outdoor Water Usage

The Village of Glendale Heights is aware of the importance of conserving water. To that end, the Village is enforcing a water usage schedule for conservation measures per Title 9-2-3 of the Village Code, whereby persons or entities owning or controlling property in the Village may use water for outdoor water sprinkling and/or other large consumption purposes on designated days and times.

This schedule shall commence on May 1 of each year and shall remain in effect until Sept 30, of each year. Unless otherwise provided, the following outdoor water usage schedule shall apply:

  • Outdoor water use is permitted between 6:00am to 10:00am and between the hours of 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

  • Odd number street addresses are permitted to water on odd days of the month.

  • Even number street addresses are permitted to water on even days of the month.

Rain Barrels

Rain BarrelDid you know during the hot summer months, the average homeowner uses 40 percent of the household water in the yard? A simple, efficient, low-cost method for homeowners to conserve water is to use a rain barrel.

A rain barrel is simply a large container used to collect and store rainwater. Instead of rain running down the driveways and sidewalks to sewers, rainwater falls into a rain barrel where it can be stored for use in gardens and for house plants and outdoor watering needs.

The Village of Glendale Heights is committed to promote the use of the rain barrel in the community and thereby, through Ordinance No. 2011-24, has established a set of guidelines for the proper type and size, location on property, general requirements and maintenance. The Village also passed Resolution No. 2011-R-54, supporting the Water Conservation and Protection Program established by DuPage Water Commission. You may download the Community Development department's brochure regarding rain barrel requirements for more informaiton.

Other Resources

A few simple tips can make a difference in how much water you use indoors and outdoors. Check out the DuPage Water Commission's conservation website for more great water conversing tips!