CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Sprinklers in one Kent County community may be getting a break.
In a message mailed to residents this week, Caledonia Township officials are asking homeowners who tap into the public water system to limit when they water their lawn and gardens.
The township is asking residents to follow an odd/even watering schedule, where homeowners with an address that ends in an odd number water their lawns on odd calendar dates and homeowners with an address that ends in an even number water their lawns on even calendar dates.
Many lawns in the area are parched. Between May and July 19, Gerald R. Ford International Airport recorded 6.28 inches of rainfall, according to Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Matt Kirkwood. That total is 3.45 inches less than the same time last year.
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The need for water will likely grow as the heat wave settles on West Michigan this week. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s, with a heat index surpassing 100 degrees.