Help Conserve Water with Mankato’s Lawn Watering Conservation Program

Water conservation efforts are in effect for everyone using Mankato water, according to a news release from the city.

Mankato’s water conservation efforts include conserving and reducing usage, so the area’s groundwater resources are used efficiently and there’s an adequate water supply for the community.

Here are the guidelines from the city:

When to water

  • Watering for sprinkling and irrigation is limited to every other day between 6 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Know your watering days

  • Odd-numbered street addresses may water on odd-numbered days.
  • Even-numbered street addresses may water on even-numbered days.
  • Multiple-unit complexes may water based on the lowest numbered complex address. For example, if the lowest number of the complex is 1, it is an odd-numbered watering day; if it is 2, it is an even-numbered watering day.


  • New sod or seed within 30 days of being installed (with a city permit)*
  • Gardens and flower beds (with a hand-held hose)
  • Children’s water toys (must be attended)
  • Washing vehicles (please ensure water does not end up in the storm drain)

*City permits for new sod or seed are available online, or call 311, or 507-387-8600. There is no cost for the permit.

Help us, help you

Conserve water and reduce water usage to benefit the environment and avoid fees:

  • First notice: Warning
  • Second notice: $50
  • Third notice: $100
  • Fourth notice: Disconnection of irrigation meter or outdoor spigots

Learn about resourceful ways to save water. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.

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