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June 14, 2021 - Watering Restrictions 

With higher temperatures leading to greater water use, ERMU would like to remind customers that the City of Elk River Code of Ordinances establishes two use restrictions for residents on the city’s water system:

  • No lawn watering is allowed between the hours of 10am and 6pm. This is the hottest part of the day and most water is lost to evaporation.
  • If your address ends in an even number, you can water on even-numbered calendar days. If your address ends in an odd number, you can water on odd-numbered calendar days.

In addition to the sprinkling restrictions, Elk River Municipal Utilities is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water in any way they can.

Ignoring these restrictions can overwhelm the system and require further measures to be imposed to ensure a sufficient water supply for firefighting and essential needs.

Thank you for your help in making sure everyone can look forward to a healthy and safe summer!