VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES
To report violations, call the Lincoln Police non-emergency number - 402-441-6000. If your neighbor is watering on the wrong day, please make sure they are aware of the water restrictions before reporting the violation.
The Lincoln Police Department will enforce mandatory water restrictions, and violators are subject to a citation. Those convicted of a violation can be punished by a fine of up to $500 or up to six months in jail or both. Each day a violation continues constitutes a separate offense.
On Sunday afternoon, Lincoln's Public Safety Director Tom Casady held a press conference on his own front lawn, where he had allowed his grass to go dormant.
Casady announced that starting on Monday, LPD will no longer be issuing warnings for not following the city's designated watering schedule. Casady adds that those who don't comply will be cited with a misdemeanor charge.
The city of Lincoln put mandatory watering restrictions into effect ten days ago, citing historically low flow along the Platte River which is a primary source of Lincoln's water supply.
Since that time, police say they've received 475 complaints, two of them resulting in the issuing of citations.
Here's what you need to know: If your street address ends in an even number, you can water only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Odd numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No residential watering is allowed on Mondays.