Annual Water Restrictions

To conserve water resources and allow the city’s water system flexibility in meeting peak demands, certain limitations must be placed on the city’s water supply. An odd-even sprinkling restriction based on street addresses is in effect annually from May 1 to September 30 each year. City water cannot be used for the purposes of irrigating or watering lawn, sod, or seeded areas between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

Water Restrictions Information

Irrigation Meters

A second water meter dedicated to outdoor water usage may be installed to avoid wastewater charges on outdoor water use.  Browse the link for additional information to see if you think this is a good option for you.

Irrigation Meters

The informational links below, provided by the Minnesota Rural Water Association can help you find ways to reduce your water usage and save money on your utility bill.

Every drop counts.  Save water by checking for toilet leaks.

2018 February Toilet Leak

Water Treatment & Distribution

This division provides for daily operation and maintenance of the City's potable water system, including

  • 2 pumping stations
  • 4 storage tanks
  • 5 production wells
  • Chemical addition facilities
  • Hydrants
  • Meter maintenance
  • Valves
  • Water mains

Division staff devotes significant time to responding to customer concerns, coordinating with contractors, and locating services lines. As with all divisions within the Public Works Department, the water/utilities division participates in snow and ice removal in conjunction with the street maintenance division. They also participate in seal coating operations.

The water subdivision employs a staff of three full-time employees who work under the supervision of a Public Works Superintendent. The Superintendent may utilize staff from the utilities subdivision as well when needed for operations and maintenance. This subdivision also supplements its staff with two temporary employees each summer. One summer employee is used for gopher-one locates and one is used for grounds maintenance for the water treatment facility and water storage facility.