Although potential rain is in the forecast, Mankato is expected to remain in a drought status. This makes ongoing water conservation efforts more important than ever. Quality water is a limited and precious resource, and a City goal is to provide community members access to high quality drinking water and also ensure water is available for other important uses, such as fighting fires.

Mankato’s even/odd lawn watering program is one way residents can help conserve water. Since lawn watering uses a significant amount of the City’s water supply, the program is designed to help reduce the production load on Mankato’s Water Treatment Plant by more than half on a daily basis, according to Kyle Hinrichs, Superintendent of Mankato’s Water Treatment Plant.