Update - 8/17/21
As of Tuesday, August 17, Little Canada residents will be restricted to odd/even watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., meaning that odd number addresses draw water for outdoor use when necessary only on odd-numbered calendar days, and those with even-numbered addresses may draw water for outdoor use only on even-numbered calendar days. (Example: If the address ends in an even number, watering should only occur on even-numbered dates (7-22, 7-24, etc.). If the address ends in an odd number, watering should only occur on odd-numbered dates.)
If odd/even mandatory restrictions do not result in adequate demand reduction in water use, outdoor water use will be further restricted
If the flow of the Mississippi River at Brooklyn Center, MN reaches the Emergency Phase as defined in the State of Minnesota’s Statewide Drought Plan, a total ban on outdoor water use will be implemented.
An exception will be granted for vegetable gardens, commercial nurseries, community gardens, trees, and the watering of new sod or seed up. Property owners are encouraged to delay installing any new seed, sod, trees, or plants until later in the season when the weather cools down or when drought conditions have subsided.
Other suggestions for conserving water include:
- Watergrass only when needed. Most lawns only need an inch of water a week.
- Adjust lawn mower to a minimum height of 3 inches. Taller grass shades roots and holds moisture better.
- Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.
- Take shorter showers using low-flow showerheads instead of baths.
- Turn the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth.
- Fill the sink to wash dishes by hand instead of letting the water run.
- Run dishwashers and washing machines only when fully loaded.
Additional information can be found on the St. Paul Regional Water Services website.