City of Minot Asks Residents to Limit Water Usage

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Minot’s Public Works director is asking residents to limit water usage effective immediately. 

They’re asking for a voluntary restriction on any outdoor water usage, including sprinkler systems, lawn watering, and car washing.

Residents are encouraged to abide by current City ordinance and water their lawns on a limited basis.

Residents living in even-numbered homes should water only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, while residents of odd-numbered homes should water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Any resident can water their lawn on Sundays.

According to Public Works, because of the recent hot weather, water usage in the city has spiked to 13 million gallons per day, which is the current daily capacity of the Minot Water Treatment Plant. Which leaves no room to spare if a water break happens, or if there are mechanical problems at the treatment plant.

“We really appreciate the public voluntarily restricting their water usage, and voluntarily abiding by the lawn water restrictions that are in City ordinance,” said City of Minot Public Works Director Dan Jonasson. “By doing this, we hope we can maintain an adequate supply of water and will not have to mandate stricter water use restrictions.”

For additional information or interviews contact the Public Information Office at 701-857-4727 or by email at pio@minotnd.org.

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