This week’s hot and dry weather has the City of Eden Prairie reminding residents about lawn-watering restrictions.
Because widespread lawn watering draws down water supplies, the city has long had year-round restrictions, primarily:
- If your street address ends with an odd number, you can only water on odd-numbered days of the month.
- If your street address ends with an even number, you can only water on even-numbered days of the month.
- No lawn watering is allowed from noon to 5 p.m., when peak temperatures make watering least effective.
Fines range from $25 for a first offense to $200 for a fourth offense, and $300 for each additional offense.
There are a few exemptions, such as children’s water toys, car washing, and the watering of new sod or landscaping 30 days after installation. Attended watering of flower beds is also OK.
More information is on the city’s website at www.edenprairie.org/lawnwatering.