Bloomington, MN

Watering restrictions are now in place

Terry Davis

MINNESOTA, MN- The City of Bloomington has established water-use limits for all households and businesses due to the current drought conditions in Minnesota. When watering restrictions are in action, keep the following in mind:

  • Garden sprinkling is prohibited from noon to 6 p.m. on any given day.
  • On even number days, only lawns with even-numbered addresses are allowed to be watered. On such as July 20, a person at 1020 A Street may water their garden during the permissible hours, and watering is prohibited between the hours of 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Only lawns with odd-numbered addresses are allowed to be watered on odd-numbered days, such as July 11. On July 11, a person at 1025 B Street may water their garden during the permissible hours, and keep in mind that watering is not allowed between the hours of noon and 6 p.m.

Additionally, during the watering restriction, bushes and flowers can be watered as needed using a handheld hose. Trees may be watered with a dripping hose, container, or tree spraying bag as needed. Watering vegetable gardens and new sod is acceptable on any day, but not between the hours of noon and 6 p.m.

There are several conditions that result in watering restrictions that you should pay attention to. A water-use emergency may be declared in response to ongoing drought conditions. When the Minnesota DNR implements its drought action plan, cities will be required to implement watering restrictions. The City of Bloomington may impose water restrictions when needed to keep its water utility operations. If you don't cooperate with this rule, you will receive a written warning and a $25 charge applied to your utility account.

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