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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Odd/Even Sprinkling Ban and Elevated Manganese Concentrations


To reduce peak water usage in areas served by the municipal water system, the City of Ramsey has implemented an odd/even day sprinkling ban, pursuant to City Code 58-118. The sprinkling ban will be in effect until September 7.

Residents may water on odd numbered days if their address ends in an odd number and on even numbered days if their address ends in an even number.

The sprinkling restriction includes no watering between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm since a significant amount of water evaporates during the hot portions of the day. Homeowners with automated systems are strongly encouraged to program them to operate after 10:00 pm. This minimizes evaporation and lessens peak demand on the system. 

The only exception to the code is that new sod or seeded areas may be watered every day for two weeks to establish root growth, but not between 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.

In addition to the residential sprinkling ban, the City has recently implemented an irrigation policy that requires:

  • All irrigation systems must install an approved backflow device
  • All irrigation systems must include a Rain Sensor device to prevent irrigation systems from operating during rain events
  • During periods of high water usage, iron and manganese concentrations may increase in the Municipal Water supply.  Please see for more information and advisories regarding this situation

If you have any questions, please contact Utilities Supervisor John Nelson at 763-433-9861 or email John Nelson.

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