The Village of Orland Park is joining neighboring communities in restricting outdoor water use to evening hours only, according to the Odd/Even Address System. Extreme temperatures and forecasts for limited rain have resulted in the restriction being effective immediately and in place until further notice.
Homes and businesses with addresses ending with even numbers, 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8, may sprinkle on even numbered days during the evening hours of 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. only.
Homes and businesses with addresses ending with odd numbers, 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9, may sprinkle on odd numbered days during the evening hours of 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. only.
“Towns throughout the area are asking for everyone’s cooperation because of the extreme temperatures and lack of rain,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “We’re also encouraging residents to check on their elderly or disabled neighbors to be sure that they’re okay,” the mayor added.
The Orland Park Police Facility, at 15100 South Ravinia Avenue, is the village’s designated cooling center.
“Those who need a cooling center should come to the Police Station and, if necessary, we can open other village buildings for those who need them,” said Police Chief Tim McCarthy.
The village is notifying residents of the restricted outdoor water use and availability of cooling centers through the local media, its website, social media, cable television and the village’s Global Connect Emergency Notification System, reaching subscribers by phone. Free subscription to the system is available on the village’s website at www.orland-park.il.us.
“We’re asking everyone to cooperate with the temporary restrictions and to let their friends and neighbors know how important these efforts are to the water system reserves in our community,” McLaughlin said.
Water customers are reminded that those violating the village’s water usage provisions are subject to fines of $750 for each offense. Each day of violation and each violating location shall be considered a separate offense.
Further information about sprinkling restrictions in Orland Park is available by calling the Public Works Department at 708/403-6350.