Are there any restrictions on lawn or garden watering?
Water sprinkling activities such as sprinkling water on lawns, gardens, shrubs, trees, and other vegetation, washing vehicles or structures and filling swimming pools are restricted to certain days. Water sprinkling is restricted to before 9 AM and after 6 PM by properties with even numbered addresses on even numbered days of the year and by properties with odd numbered addresses on odd numbered days of the year.

These water sprinkling regulations apply to all properties in the City, whether on private wells or the municipal system.

Exceptions: The Utility will allow exceptions to the policy if the property owner contacts the Utility to describe the condition for which an exception is sought and if the request fits into the following categories:
• watering of newly established lawns, shrubs, or trees,
• irrigation of crops,
• commercial car washes that recycle their water,
• golf courses that draw water from on-site retention ponds.

Additional restrictions may be placed on water sprinkling based on the need to conserve water resulting from dry conditions, mechanical failure of the wells/pumps or other emergency.

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1. How do I determine if I have a lead service line?
2. Can I still use my private well for outside watering once I connect to City Water?
3. Where can I get my private well tested?
4. Does my city water come from Milwaukee?
5. How does the City decide where to put new water main and when?
6. How do I know when water is planned to be installed in my area?
7. Why does my sump pump run more often than usual?
8. What is the water pressure in my area?
9. What is a water emergency?
10. Is it true that all properties in Brookfield will receive municipal water?
11. Why do we need municipal water, our well is fine?
12. What does it cost to get water service?
13. Do we need to pay all of the assessment at once?
14. Once water is installed in the street, when do we need to connect?
15. When will we get city water?
16. Are there any restrictions on lawn or garden watering?