I think we can all admit that it's been one hot summer already. Nothing new here in south Louisiana, but it seems so much more steamy because many of us have been stuck inside due to coronavirus concerns or quarantine. But some things don't change, even with a national pandemic on hand.

The lawn watering schedule from LUS and Lafayette Consolidated Government is now in effect through September 30. The Water Conservation Ordinance runs every year beginning May 1, to combat low water pressure from automated lawn watering systems and sprinklers.

The ordinance is set up for residential, commercial, and wholesale customers using automated systems. There are several exceptions, including hand watering, and soaker hoses, businesses that require water to operate, and customers using an alternate water supply, such as a pond or private wells. The ordinance is for Youngsville, Broussard, Milton, Scott, Water District North, and Water District South.


  • Customers with odd-numbered home/property addresses (ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Customers with even-numbered home/property addresses (ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • There is no watering on Mondays
  • The designated times for lawn watering are from midnight to 2 p.m. (for 14 hours of possible watering time each designated day)
  • If you get fined, be advised that it stays on record for three years

For any questions, or to report a violation, call 337-291-5740. If you think you qualify for a temporary exemption for newly planted landscaping, call 337-291-5743. For more info on the Water Conservation Ordinance, call 337-291-8930.