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Summer Watering Restrictions

Mandatory Watering Restrictions:
From the beginning of May until the end of September of each year, a mandatory watering restriction has been adopted for everyone who is connected to Orion Township water and has an automatic sprinkling system.

The following mandatory watering restrictions shall apply:

  • Monday through Saturday: Watering may only be done between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m.
  • Sunday: Watering may be done at any time.

Watering of any kind may not be done during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday.  If the restrictions for Monday through Saturday are not followed, then your water service could be discontinued.

If you are connected to Orion Township water, and do not have an automatic sprinkling system, meaning you water your lawn from a hose, please water your lawn between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

We appreciate everyone's help and cooperation in the following mandatory watering restrictions.


Every summer our department receives phone calls from residents who want to fill a pool with water from their hose wondering about the cost.

For residential customers, we bill water usage the same way whether the water is used inside of your home or outside.  Sewer billing is not based on water usage; it is a flat rate, so if you use a considerable amount of water to fill a pool, your sewer bill will remain the same.

Water usage is billed in units and 1 unit of water on your bill is equal to 748 gallons of water.

Using a per unit rate of $3.73 a 10,000 gallon pool would equate to 13.37 units of water or $49.87.  Keep in mind, this amount would be in addition to your normal water usage.  We hope this information is helpful when deciding to fill a pool using a hose.

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