Lack of rain has Sulphur residents cutting down on lawn watering - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lack of rain has Sulphur residents cutting down on lawn watering

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - The lack of rain in Southwest Louisiana and high water usage is forcing the city of Sulphur to regulate daily lawn and garden watering. Currently, the area is approaching drought status due to the lack of rain during the summer months.

Sulphur residents must now abide by the Water Conservation ordinance, currently in place. Odd number addresses can water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from midnight until 2 PM. Even number addresses can water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, from midnight until 2 PM. No one can water on Monday.

The fine for breaking the ordinance can range from $50 to $500 depending on the number of offenses.   

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