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Watering Restrictions
Watering Restrictions

To encourage conservation, maintain adequate water pressure, and ensure fire-fighting reserves, Inver Grove Heights asks you to restrict both the day and time that you water your lawn.

Before turning on your sprinkler, remember that:

  1. Lawn watering should not occur between noon and 5:00 pm every day of the week.
  2. Watering before noon and after 5:00 pm on an odd / even schedule is preferred.  This means that residents and businesses with addresses ending in an even number (2, 4, 6, etc.) would water their lawn on even-numbered calendar days.  Likewise, those with addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, etc.) would sprinkle lawns on odd-numbered calendar days.

Customers may wash vehicles and do hand-held hose watering of shrubs, flowers and trees on any day and at any time if the hose has an automatic shut-off.  Recreational use, such as children running through a sprinkler is also exempted.

If you have new sod, seed or landscaping, you do not need to follow the odd-even guidelines for unattended watering during the first 30 days following planting.  However, we ask that you still abide by the midday ban from noon to 5:00 pm.

Non-City Water Customers
These guidelines do not apply to people who use sources of water other than the city water system (private wells).