Minneapolis Water Restrictions Impact New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley
The northwest suburbs of Crystal, New Hope and Golden Valley get their water from Minneapolis, which for the first time in decades implemented water restrictions. As a result, cities that purchase from Minneapolis are under similar restrictions.
Under the new directive, no lawn sprinkling is allowed from noon to 6 p.m. to conserve water. Residents must also restrict their outdoor watering to every other day by following an odd-even schedule. Those with odd-numbered addresses should use their sprinklers on odd-numbered calendar days, while those with even-numbered addresses water on even-numbered days.
“This is not a common thing that we have to experience and I want to stress our water is still safe and reliable to drink. It’s just that some of these extra uses, we need to cut back on that to help conserve water so we have water for the everyday needs that people have, just for health, safety and welfare,” said Mark Ray, Crystal’s public works director. You can read more about the water restrictions here.
The new restrictions will remain in place until further notice. The changes come one day after Maple Grove announced restrictions.