When Can I Water My Lawn?

Close up sprinkler

Livingston’s Township Code restricts outdoor watering to three days per week and to the times of day when watering is most efficient. This is an important part of Livingston’s approach to conserving water in our town.

The watering schedule for each homeowner varies based on street address and watering method. Read on to learn your designated days.

On which days can I water my lawn?

  • If your house number is even, water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  • If your house number is odd, water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
  • If you have no house number, water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

At what time of day can I water my lawn?

  • If you use a hose or hose-end sprinkler, water between 6 pm and 9 am, for a maximum of 30 minutes per lawn section per day.
  • If you use an automatic conventional irrigation system, water between 12 am (midnight) and 9 am.
    • Rotary sprinklers may be set for a maximum of 50 minutes per lawn section per day.
    • Mist sprinklers may be used for a maximum of 15 minutes per lawn section per day.

Exception: If you use a WaterSense Certified Smart Controller, your home/business is exempt from the three-days-per-week restriction. Smart Controllers must be registered with the Township. Learn how to register, find a WaterSense-approved model, and download the form here.

Read the Township Code Section 316-20 in full, including other exemptions.