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New lawn-watering rules begin Tuesday, July 27

With more than 70 percent of Minnesota experiencing severe drought and many areas experiencing extreme drought, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is requiring local water suppliers to reduce water use in their communities.

That means Woodbury’s lawn-watering restrictions will temporarily change from an odd/even schedule to trash pickup day and one weekend day beginning Tuesday, July 27. This also applies to homeowners association irrigation systems.

garbage collection zonesNew temporary lawn-watering restrictions in Woodbury:

  • If your trash pickup day is on Monday or Tuesday, you can only water your grass on your trash pickup day (Monday or Tuesday) and Saturday.
  • If your trash pickup day is on Wednesday or Thursday, you can only water on your trash pickup day (Wednesday or Thursday) and Sunday.
  • Homeowners associations must follow the same restrictions as residential properties –their assigned trash pickup day and one weekend day.
  • Commercial properties can only water grass on Fridays.

The regular noon to 5 p.m. time-of-day restriction will remain in effect.

Hand-watering plants and trees, washing vehicles, and children playing in sprinklers are permitted.

Failure to comply with the Woodbury watering policy is a violation of City Code. Violators may be issued an administrative citation. 

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