Willmar Municipal Utilities

(Willmar, MN)-- Starting today, Friday, June 11th 2021, Willmar Municipal Utilities is implementing mandatory watering restrictions.

Lawn watering and irrigation will be limited to all property based on address numbers. Addresses ending in an even number can water lawns on even numbered days and addresses ending in an odd number can water lawns on odd numbered days.

The action was taken to reduce peak water usage in areas served by the city’s system.

Additionally, because of how much water is lost to evaporation, no watering is permitted between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Watering of newly sodded or seeded yards is exempt from the odd and even day restriction for two weeks.

• Over seeding or spot repair of existing, established yards may be watered daily with a hand-controlled hose during allowed times.

• Activities such as car washing, water toys and filling small swimming pools are exempt.

• Hand watering of newly planted trees, flower pots, baskets and vegetable gardens is permitted at any time.

• Any sprinkler system not served by the city’s system is exempt. These restrictions will be until further notice.