Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions

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Irrigation Usage

The City’s sprinkling restrictions are as follows:

  • Year-round, odd-even sprinkling days - Residents with an even numbered address can sprinkle on even numbered days. Residents with an odd numbered address can sprinkle on odd numbered days.
  • No sprinkling between 10AM and 6PM - From May 15 until September 15 no sprinkling is allowed between 10AM and 6PM. This is the hottest part of the day and most water is lost to evaporation.


  • Private wells used for watering.
  • City owned athletic fields.
  • Hand watering of gardens and trees using a watering can or hose.
  • New landscaping or sod, may be watered daily but not between 10AM and 6PM, for a period of 30 days after installation. Please contact Public Works at 763-785-6165 to request a 30 day exemption.

This policy is in place to help conserve water during high demand periods and also can provide for a better lawn by not over watering. It is not necessary to water every day to promote a healthy lawn.