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June 18, 2021 9:12 AM

No watering every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

UPDATE: Sept. 1, 2021:
The City of Coon Rapids has extended the water emergency, which means lawn and garden sprinkling is restricted to certain times of day and using an odd/even rotation. The watering ban extension is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

Water Restriction Rules

*Addresses ending in an odd number must only water lawns and gardens on odd dates, before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
*Addresses ending in an even number must only water lawns and garden on even dates, before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
*Sprinkling is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. any day.

Over the past several months, Coon Rapids has experienced high water usage due to hot weather and drought conditions. Based on current pumping demands and aquifer levels, it is important for the City to maintain efforts to reduce water use. The water restrictions help to preserve water availability for everyday uses and firefighting. They also align with drought-related mandates from the state and DNR. Additionally, if the aquifer levels continue to decrease, it could require expensive modifications to lower the pumps within our wells.

Staff will continue to monitor and evaluate demand, as well as tower and aquifer levels, and present additional information to the City Council as needed to further modify water conservation measures in the community.
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UPDATE: July 24, 2021:
These restrictions remain in place due to drought conditions across the entire state. Please help conserve water.
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ORIGINAL MESSAGE June 18, 2021:
The City of Coon Rapids is experiencing high water usage due to recent hot weather. With this high use, the City is enacting a Water Emergency (effective beginning June 18, 2021) which means lawn and garden sprinkling, and the use of irrigation systems is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day until further notice.

This action is required to maintain sufficient water levels in our water towers and maintain water needs for everyday uses and firefighting.

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