What are the regulations on watering my lawn?
The City of Waconia implements watering restrictions throughout the entire year! These restrictions include odd-even watering and time of day restrictions. Under the odd-even system, residents and businesses with addresses ending in an odd number may water on odd numbered calendar days. Those with even-numbered addresses may water on even numbered calendar days. Odd-even watering will assist in maintaining appropriate water reserve levels and puts less “peak” demand on the water supply system.

Time of day restriction is a water conservation method that limits watering to certain times of the day. Watering is not permitted between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. This method limits water usage during dry periods and assists in maintaining appropriate water supply levels.

Odd-even restrictions and time of day restrictions apply to all city water customers and to new sod and landscaping. Timed sprinkler systems must be adjusted to comply with restrictions. Residents using lawn services should consider these restrictions when scheduling their service. Irrigation tickets will be issued to residents that do not comply with these restrictions.

In the event of drought or other water emergencies, more stringent restrictions may be imposed. If further restrictions are imposed or modified, they will be publicized on cable TV channel 8 and in the local newspaper. If in doubt, contact Public Works at 952-442-2615 or the Utility Billing Department at 952-442-3107.

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1. How often do I receive a utility bill?
2. Why is my bill higher than usual?
3. How can I check that my bill is accurate?
4. How are water meters read and when are they read?
5. I haven’t used any water, why am I still getting a bill?
6. I own an empty piece of land, why do I still receive a bill?
7. How does a new resident sign up for utility billing?
8. How do I cancel my utility service if I am moving out of my residence?
9. How can I pay my bill?
10. What are the regulations on watering my lawn?
11. What services am I being billed for and how are they calculated?
12. Who is responsible for paying the utility bill?