Lawn Watering Regulations

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To aid in the preservation of the City of Becker's water resources and allow the City's water system adequate time to replenish the water supply in the storage tanks; please adhere to the Odd/Even Lawn Watering Ordinance! DUE TO THE DROUGHT LIKE WEATHER THAT WE HAVE HAD THIS SUMMER WE WILL BE EXTENDING THE EVEN/ODD LAWN WATERING ORDINANCE UNTIL THE END OF THE WATERING SEASON!

During the timeframe of Memorial Day to Labor Day of each year, a resident may only irrigate or sprinkle lawns within City limits: Sec.3.20 Subd.6.B

  1. Before 10:00 am and after 6:00 pm.
  2. Residents with an address ending with an odd number such as 1, 3, 5, etc. shall sprinkle or irrigate lawns when necessary only on odd-numbered calendar days, and those with addresses ending with an even number such as 0, 2, 4, 6, etc. shall sprinkle or irrigate lawns on even-numbered calendar days. 
  3. Exceptions.  The restrictions established in paragraphs 1 and 2 above do not apply to the use of water:

    A.  From a hose that a person holds by hand;
    B.  For recently established lawns.  Those lawns may be watered daily for up to one month after installation, but only during the hours listed above.
    C.  From a source of water other than the City's water system if the water user has registered the other source with the Water Department, obtained a water appropriation permit if required under Minnesota Statute 103B.211, subd. 4, and posted a sign provided by the Water Department that clearly informs the public of the alternative water source.

If a person claims the privilege of an exception, a representative of the City may inspect that person's property during reasonable times to ensure that there is compliance with this provision.  

Thank you for your respectful attention to this ordinance!