Anoka Water Department
Watering Restrictions in Effect June to September
The City has odd/even watering restrictions when using city supplied water from June 1 to September 1 each year. Properties with an odd-numbered mailing address may only water on odd-numbered days, and properties with an even-numbered address may only water on even-numbered days.
In addition, no watering is allowed from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., regardless of mailing address.
Thank you for your cooperation.
City Watering Ordinance
The City needs to produce an adequate water supply for everyday use in homes, businesses, and for fire protection. During high demand periods water supply can diminish to low levels.
The City’s watering policy recognizes environmental issues and an increased desire to conserve natural resources. In addition to the odd/even policy, the City restricts watering between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. This is the period of time which creates the most evaporation and provides the least amount of benefit for the lawns and gardens. Evaporation rates during this period can be between 30 and 40 percent on summer days. Some studies have indicated that daytime watering may be damaging to the grass blades and plant leaves because the water droplets can act as small magnifying glasses causing them to burn.
If you have questions, please call the Public Services Department at 763-576-2980 or visit the city website at anokaminnesota.com