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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an average lawn sprinkler will use 10 gallons of water per minute. See water usage for average water usage for typical daily activities.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start spring load restrictions in the metro frost zone Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:01 AM. More information is available on the MNDot website.
View map for weight limits on city roads.
Residents are reminded that certain solid waste items do not belong in the sewer system. Many materials, flushed or poured down the drain can become stuck in sewer lift stations, potentially causing sewer back-ups in homes. Disposable does not mean Flushable. Items claiming to be biodegradable do not necessarily break down well enough to be put into the sewer system.
Cloth-like materials such as shop towels, kitchen and bathroom wipes can plug up the sewer system. Product packaging clearly indicates disposal into a trashcan. If it doesn't dissolve immediately in a bowl, it should not be placed into the sewer. The exception, of course, is toilet paper.
Grease is also a major problem for the sewer system. It will coat the walls of the sewer pipe and eventually cause a clog and possible sewer back-up. Instead, place grease in a container, let it solidify, and throw it into the trash.
Common items that should not be flushed into the sewer system:
The City of Victoria has an ordinance restricting water usage, effective annually from May 1 to September 30. During that time, irrigation (ex., sprinklers or in-ground watering systems) through the public water supply is restricted to an odd/even watering cycle and prohibited between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
What this means:
Why it matters:
Compliance with this ordinance is mandatory. Failure to comply may result in a fine. Special permit consideration will be given for those property owners with new seed or sod.
Learn more about the ordinance (Chapter 26; Section 26 to 30) in the municipal code.
Complete the online Report a Pothole form, or email public works, or call 952-443-4210. We will either spot patch the pothole after it is reported, or we will add the location to our list for our regular maintenance schedule.
Call 952-443-4210 or email Public Works to report broken park equipment.