EDWARDSVILLE, Il. (KMOV) – The continuing drought and extreme heat in the extended forecast are forcing new restrictions on water usage in Edwardsville.
The City of Edwardsville, which gets its water from the underground aquifer, is changing its ‘voluntary’ cutback on water usage to ‘mandatory.’ Residents are urged not to water their lawns between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and only then it is allowed on odd-even days that match their address.
“I think commercial uses more. This is a residential bedroom community, but the commercial they have no incentive or need to have a pretty lawn area than I do. The yard is what makes the aesthetics of your house,” Darrell Cline, a homeowner, said.
There is a $50 penalty for ignoring the mandatory order.