What are the water usage restrictions in the city?

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:

  • No person shall irrigate using the public water supply between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on any day of the week.  
  • If a property address is an even number, irrigation can take place on the even-numbered days outside of the hours listed above. 
  • If the property address is an odd number, irrigation can take place on the odd-numbered days outside of the hours listed above.
  • For example, the property owners of 1670 Stieger Lake Lane can irrigate on July 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.
  • House numbers ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 are considered even and house numbers ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 are considered odd.

Why it matters:

  • Ensures an adequate water supply for those that use public water in Victoria, Minn. 
  • Conserves water resources
  • Prevents wasteful and harmful effects of irrigation during the midday hours

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.

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