REMINDER: Brownsburg Water Ban Still in Effect back  
Date of Record: August 27, 2012

The Town of Brownsburg's water emergency and mandatory restrictions on the use of water for non-essential purposes, including a ban on lawn watering remain in effect for all Brownsburg municipal water customers.

The Town issued the ban in mid-July due to the high heat and extended lack of rain. The mandatory watering ban will be in effect until the amount of rainfall and cooler temperatures allow Brownsburg's water towers to maintain adequate levels.

An exception is allowed for businesses that rely on water, such as nurseries and car washes, and Brownsburg School's in-season athletic fields. The Town will also allow limited watering of flowers, vegetable gardens, trees younger than 5 years old, and recently-installed sod. Customers are asked to water those only by container or hand-held hose with a shutoff nozzle.

Brownsburg water customers should be aware that the following are prohibited under the mandatory restriction:

  • Sprinkling, watering, or irrigating of grass;
  • Washing cars, trucks, trailers, and mobile homes except at commercial car washes;
  • Using water to clean sidewalks, driveways, paved areas, structures, buildings, or other outdoor surfaces;
  • Filling empty swimming pools;
  • Installing new landscaping or new lawn by using sod until return to normal conditions are declared by the Town;
  • Using hydrants except for fire suppression; and
  • Operating water fountains that are non-recycling.

Residents may report violations through the Town's online Action Center at Use the General Contact Form.

The following water users and water uses are exempt from the prohibitions noted above:

  • Nurseries
  • Automatic commercial car washes
  • Manual commercial car washes
  • Golf courses
  • Parks

Residents with private wells are encouraged to voluntarily observe water conservation efforts for the overall good of the community.

Brownsburg municipal code allows for a fine up to $300 for any instance violating the emergency water usage restrictions. To read the Title V, Chapter 54.08 Town code on emergency water usage restrictions, paste the short link into your browser.

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