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.