Color-coded notification system
In order to maintain a safe water supply for health, fire protection and environmental purposes, the Village of Tinley Park follows crucial water conservation measures every calendar year.
Between May 15 and September 15, outdoor water use only is allowed from 7 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 11 p.m. on odd or even dates based on your address number.
Residents who are unsure of which days they can and cannot water should call the Tinley Park Public Works Department at (708) 444-5500.
The Village provides water to the Tinley Service Area, which comprises the following Villages: Tinley Park, New Lenox, Mokena and Orland Hills. The service area of the Village of Tinley Park consists of more than 23,000 homes and businesses through a system of reservoirs, pumps and computers that manage the flow of water.
Typically, the Tinley Service Area pumps about nine million gallons of water every day, of which the Village consumes 5.58 million gallons. During the hottest summer days, however, pumpage can reach as high as 18 million gallons, of which the Village consumes 11.12 million gallons. This is why it is important to maintain at least 50 percent of capacity in the water storage system to ensure safe drinking water and proper fire protection capabilities.
Should weather conditions warrant implementation of the Village's next levels of water conservation measures, residents will be notified with color-coded signs that will be placed in the Village.