Currently when the summer water restrictions are in place from June 1st to September 30th, residents who plant new lawns can get permits to water during the restricted time. City Manager Toby Dougherty says the change would restrict when permits would be issued for certain types of grasses.
Newly planted lawns with cool season grasses could receive watering permits from August 25th to September 30.
Permits for warm season grasses such as buffalo and Bermuda would be issued from June 1st to August 1st. Watering would still be permitted before noon and after 7 p.m. The commission will consider the changes next week.