Watering and Watering Restrictions

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Current Watering Restrictions
There are no watering restrictions at this time.
Because Columbia Heights purchases water from the City of Minneapolis, it enacts all water-use restrictions when notified by Minneapolis of a change. For more information, go here

Water Conservation Tips

  • Water during the coolest part of the day to avoid evaporation.
  • Water grass only when it needs it. Most lawns only need an inch of water a week.
  • Install low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators.
  • Take shorter showers using low-flow showerheads instead of baths.
  • Turn the faucet off while you shave or brush your teeth.
  • Load dishes into the dishwasher without rinsing them.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it's fully loaded.
  • Fill the sink to wash dishes by hand instead of letting the water run.
  • Use a large pan to clean vegetables rather than letting the water run.
  • Only wash full loads of laundry
  • Use Rain Barrels to collect and use rainfall water
For more information about lawn maintenance, go here.