As the summer drought continues and area rain levels remain low, it’s more important than ever to conserve water resources.

Using less water is important for several reasons:

  • It protects the already limited freshwater resource supply.
  • It saves energy from pumping and transporting water, reducing the carbon footprint.
  • It reduces the cost of water bills.
  • Quality water is precious natural resource.

To help protect Mankato’s water resources and help ensure there’s an adequate water supply for the community, the City has implemented an odd-even lawn watering program:

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 landscaping, 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)