The city of Aurora has eased its water use restrictions with a number of conditions.

At its Aug. 13 meeting, the Aurora City Council downgraded the water emergency from Level III to Level II, in effect until Oct. 1.

But it still bans washing cars, sidewalks, buildings and parking lots. Filling swimming pools, using water for dust control and other outdoors uses also remain banned.

Property owners must follow a mandatory odd-even schedule. Homes with house numbers ending with an odd number may water on odd number days and even number homes on even number days.

The restrictions prohibit watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Lawns may be watered no more than 20 minutes per 24-hour period. Large sprinkler systems may water 10 minutes per zone.

Failing to comply can result in immediate interruption of service and $25-$250 fines per day of violation.

More information is available at the city website at where residents may also sign up Aurora email alerts.

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