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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Drought Conditions Worsen to Warning, Residents Reminded to Follow Water Restrictions

Edina, Minn., July 21, 2021 – In response to progressing drought conditions, the City of Edina reminds residents to follow water restrictions and practice water conservation. The city is in a drought warning as defined by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Statewide Drought Plan

As a reminder, residents should continue to follow the City’s daytime irrigation ban and an odd-even watering schedule to ensure adequate water supply and promote conservation. Lawn watering is allowed before 11 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on your scheduled days. Homes or businesses with even-numbered addresses may water their lawns on even-numbered dates. Homes or businesses with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered dates. 

In addition to following the watering schedule, residents can do their part to conserve by practicing these tips:

  • Water during the coolest part of the day to avoid evaporation.
  • Water grass only when it needs it. Most lawns only need an inch of water a week.
  • Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators.
  • Take shorter showers using low-flow showerheads instead of baths.
  • Turn the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth. 
  • Load dishes into the dishwasher without rinsing them.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it's fully loaded. 
  • Fill the sink to wash dishes by hand instead of letting the water run.
  • Use a large pan to clean vegetables rather than letting the water run.
  • Only wash full loads of laundry.

City leadership also continues to look for ways to reduce water use at City-owned facilities and parks. 

To learn more about the City’s water restrictions and conservation efforts, visit EdinaMN.gov/PublicWorks.


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