Baxter Water Conservation Plans

Baxter Water Conservation Plans

June 10, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

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Baxter, MN — Baxter has a daytime irrigation ban and an odd-even watering schedule to ensure adequate water  supply and promote conservation.  

WATERING SCHEDULE AND TIMES: 

Odd – Even Schedule  

• Homes or businesses with even-numbered addresses may water their lawns on even numbered dates. 

• Homes or businesses with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered dates. 

Example: If you live at 13562 Memorywood Drive you could water the lawn on even numbered  dates – July 18, 20, 22, and so on. 

Lawn watering is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on your  scheduled days. 

Exceptions: If you are watering from a private well on your property or using a water pump to  move water from a lake or river you would be exempt from this watering restriction. 

PROPERTIES WITH NEW SOD OR SEEDED AREAS: 

An exception to the watering restrictions will be to allow proper watering of new sod or seeded  areas. Daily watering of new sod and seed is recommended for the first 14 days to establish root  growth. After two weeks, normal watering should be sufficient for establishing a new lawn. The  planting of new sod or seed during very dry times of the year is discouraged. 

FINES/VIOLATION SURCHARGES: 

If compliance of the watering restrictions are not being adhered to the Baxter City Council will  consider implementing fines. 

Please contact the Public Works Department with any questions or concerns at (218) 454-5135.