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Watering Restrictions

Because of the anticipated demands on the water system during the Spring, Summer and Autumn months and to encourage water conservation, water restrictions are in effect year round.  The restrictions apply to all water customers of Belle Plaine.

The restriction is a TIME SENSITIVE restriction:

  • NO WATERING OR SPRINKLING is permitted between the hours of 9 A.M. and 5 P.M., regardless of the home or business address. 
  • NO EXCEPTIONS for new sod or seed.
  • In the event of a violation or repeat violation, it is a $50.00 fine for the first and second offense.  Following offense(s) will be a $100.00 fine each. 

Conserving water is always a good idea, and everyone is encouraged to use water efficiently

FOR ALL LAWNS sprinkling only during cooler parts of the day means a greater percentage of the water will get to the lawn.  And sprinkling during morning hours is recommended to avoid lawn fungus.

Note for New Sod or Seeded Lawns

While new sod or seeded lawns DO need sprinkling more often until their roots develop, such lawns DO NOT benefit from prolonged soaking.  NO EXCEPTIONS for new sod or seed, watering restrictions apply.

We ask everyone’s cooperation in observing the sprinkling restrictions - and looking for ways to conserve – so everyone will have sufficient water throughout the year, and an adequate reserve can be kept for fire protection.  

If you have questions, please contact the Belle Plaine Public Works Department at 952-873-6742.

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