The City of Wyoming has issued a "Sprinkler Ban' for Wyoming all surrounding communities that get their water supply from the City of Wyoming, beginning August 11th.

According to the press release on their website, the city has declared a "Level Three Water Emergency' after a water transmission main repair.  They say the repair will temporarily reduce the capacity of the water system, which is why they are putting a temporary ban on any outside irrigation.

According to their website, the following communities will fall under the 'Sprinkler Ban' as they are served by the Wyoming water system,

  • Zeeland Township
  • Park Township
  • Olive Township
  • Blendon Township
  • Holland Township
  • Georgetown Township
  • Jamestown Township
  • Byron - Gaines Township
  • City of Hudsonville
  • City of Grandville
  • A part of the City of Kentwood
  • City of Wyoming

The ban goes into effect on Tuesday, August 11th at 6 am and is not expected to last longer than two weeks. As the water capacity will be a bit limited, city officials hope that instituting the ban on outside irrigation by all customers will keep the systems water pressure from dropping which is not only annoying for users but leads to boil orders to make sure people aren't getting sick.

City officials also say that with the 'Sprinkling Ban' enacted, the water pressure should remain at safe levels and water quality will NOT change from what it is on a normal day,

Rest assured that our water remains safe and drinkable so long as the water pressure is maintained. The emergency repair itself doesn’t impact water quality. However, low system pressure may impact water quality due cross connections. That’s why it is important to follow this temporary Sprinkling Ban.