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July 22, 2021 3:50 PM

SPRWS customers (most of Maplewood) are now restricted to odd/even outdoor watering.

As of Tuesday, August 17th, St. Paul Regional Water Service customers will be restricted to odd/even watering, meaning that odd number addresses draw water for outdoor use when necessary only on odd-numbered calendar days, and those with even numbered addresses may draw water for outdoor use only on even- numbered calendar days.

If odd/even mandatory restrictions do not result in adequate demand reduction in water use, outdoor water use will be further restricted to one day per week.

In either of the above described mandated schedules, customers may not draw water for outdoor use between the hours of 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm CDT to prevent evaporation.

If flow of the Mississippi River at Brooklyn Center, MN reaches the Emergency Phase as defined in the State of Minnesota’s Statewide Drought Plan, a total ban of outdoor water use will be implemented.

Exception will be granted for vegetable gardens, commercial nurseries, community gardens, trees, and the watering of new sod or seed up to one month after installation, but only between the hours of 6:00 pm and 12:00 pm CDT.

Other exceptions for uses that promote public safety and public health may be granted by the Board’s Saint Paul Regional Water Services’ General Manager or their designated representative. Exception requests must be submitted to the Saint Paul Regional Water Services’ Customer Service team through email: waterinquiries@ci.stpaul.mn.us or by phone: 651-266-6350.

Penalties for non-compliance of any of the above mandated restrictions are:
First violation – Educational notice
Second violation – Written warning
Third violation – $50.00
Fourth violation – $100.00
Fifth and all additional violations - $150.00 plus water shut off to the property

Fines for non-compliance will be applied to the customer’s regular water bill.

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