Water Conservation

Water Conservation

Water Conservation Updates

The City of Victoria has in-season water use restrictions that are in effect from May 1 to Sept. 30 each year to manage irrigation (ex., sprinklers or in-ground watering systems) use through the public water supply. The Public Works team monitors and cites for violations of the in-season water usage restrictions.

In-Season Water Usage Restrictions in Victoria (May 1 to Sept. 30)
  • If a property address is an even number, irrigation can take place on even-numbered days.
  • If a property address is an odd number, irrigation can take place on odd-numbered days.
  • No irrigation can take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day.
Recommendations on Irrigation in Victoria
It is recommended that property owners schedule their irrigation systems to start throughout the early hours of the day.
  • If a property address is east of Victoria Drive, we recommend setting the irrigation system to start between midnight and 4:00 a.m. on designated days. 
  • If a property address is west of Victoria Drive, we recommend setting the irrigation system to start between 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on designated days.
More information on how the City plans for future water use and an overview of the City's water system is provided in a presentation from the City Engineer available in a recording of last week's Council Meeting.

Outline of MinnesotaDrought Conditions in Minnesota

Conserve water by reducing non-essential outdoor water use, especially lawn irrigation, power washing buildings, car washing and filling swimming pools. Other opportunities include fixing leaks, or installing water saving devices and water-efficient appliances.

Resources to Prepare
READY.GOV Drought Resources

Irrigation Resources
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From the Expert: Lawn Care & Watering
Laura Wood, owner of By The Woods Custom Landscaping and Victoria resident, shared several ways to care for your lawn during a drought and general maintenance reminders.

Read the full post and view examples.

Measure Water Use
A grass lawn that has been established only needs about 1-1.5” of water a week during dry spells. Not sure how much water your lawn is getting? The Regional Water Providers Consortium has a quick and easy way for homeowners to measure a sprinkler or irrigation systems’ output. If rain gauges are not available, two empty tuna cans can be used in the process.

Learn how to measure a sprinkler's water output.

Water Conservation for Residents
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has several resources related to water conservation for both indoors and outdoors.

Explore other water conservation resources.

Explore the City of Lakes and Parks

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