Even/Odd Water Restrictions Remain Until Further Notice

While Golden Valley residents have been doing an overall good job with the current water use restrictions, now is not the time to give up. The drought still remains, and it takes dedication from all residents and businesses to keep the city from imposing further restrictions.

Sprinkling Restrictions

  • Sprinkling lawns is NOT allowed from noon to 6 pm on any day.
  • On calendar days that are even numbers (examples: Aug 26 or Sept 18), the even side of the street (examples: 1238 Oak St or 2574 Cedar Ave) CAN sprinkle lawns outside of the noon to 6 pm time window.
  • On calendar days that are odd numbers (examples Aug 27 or Sept 19), the odd side of the street (examples: 1247 Maple St or 2561 18th Ave) CAN sprinkle lawns outside of the noon to 6 pm time window.


  • Bushes and flowers may be watered with a hand-held hose as needed.
  • Vegetable gardens and new sod (first two weeks from placement) may be watered on any day but not during the prohibited afternoon hours of noon to 6 pm.
  • Trees may be watered with a dripping hose, bucket, or tree watering bag as needed.

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 shower heads 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.

Watering Restrictions FAQ

For more information and to stay updated on the status of restrictions, visit the City of Golden Valley website at www.goldenvalleymn.gov/index.php.

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