Considering the flooding that the Acadiana area has seen over the past six weeks it's hard to believe there could be a drought. The fact is, we are right on the edge of being considered to be in a drought by the National Drought Monitor. The reason is that all the rain we've received has occurred in a very short time. This lack of rain has meant that Lafayette's annual water restrictions are now in effect.

Here is the way the water restrictions work within the city of Lafayette. The restrictions apply to automated watering systems and sprinklers only. If you want to stand outside and hold the hose you can water all you want to.

  • 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)
  • Fines are accumulative and stay on record for three years
    (courtesy lus.org)