Due to ongoing drought conditions, the St Paul Regional Water Service is requesting customers follow an odd/even outdoor watering schedule starting September 7.
SAINT PAUL, MN – Although cooler temperatures are here, the area remains in a severe drought that is impacting communities across the Twin Cities and beyond.
Saint Paul Regional Water Services is encouraging customers to use odd/even Watering Schedules Starting September 7.
"We do not anticipate any service issues,” said SPRWS General Manager Patrick Shea. “These conservation measures will help ensure we are using resources responsibly as Mississippi River flow levels continue to drop during drought conditions.”
ABOUT DROUGHT CONDITIONS:
As of August 29, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shows nearly the entire state is abnormally dry and the Twin Cities is in severe drought. Enforceable water restrictions may become necessary in the next few weeks if drought conditions get worse and/or water reduction goals are not met. In the coming days and weeks, SPRWS will continue to work with water service partners, including the DNR, to monitor drought conditions in the community and formal restrictions will be announced if/when necessary.
ABOUT WATER CONVERSATION MEASURES:Effective Thursday, September 7, SPRWS is asking water customers to engage in these watering schedules until the end of the year:
• Odd/Even Watering
• Watering Time Restrictions:
• Exceptions to the Request Include:
ADDITIONAL WATER CONSERVATION TIPS In addition to watering schedules, residents are encouraged to consider these additional actions which can support water conversation efforts:
Click here for more water conservation tips at the SPRWS website.
Current drought information for the state of Minnesota can be found on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's website.