Per notice from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, our region continues to be in a period of drought and has now entered the Drought Restrictive Phase, so it is crucial that we come together as a community to address this pressing issue.

What you can do:

  • Reduce outdoor water usage: Significantly reduce or stop lawn watering; lawns typically go dormant soon, so it will not damage the lawn in the long term. Consider discontinuing your use of outdoor lawn irrigation/automatic sprinklers for the season.
  • Fix leaks: Check for leaks in your plumbing and irrigation systems. A small leak can waste a significant amount of water over time.
  • Shorten showers: Take shorter showers and consider installing low-flow showerheads. Free low-flow showerheads are available. For more information:
  • Educate yourself: Stay informed about local water restrictions and guidelines for responsible water usage.

By making conscious efforts to reduce water usage, we can make a significant impact. Let's protect our environment and ensure there is enough water for everyone. Your actions today will make a meaningful difference tomorrow.