Watering Restrictions

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Watering Restrictions are in effect from May 15 - September 15, annually. Residents with even numbered houses (last digit of house address) can water lawns on even numbered calendar days, odd numbered houses on odd numbered calendar days. Residents can water BEFORE 11:00 a.m. or AFTER 5:00 p.m. (No watering between 11:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Looking for ideas on how to use less water? The City of Shoreview is participating in a water conservation program through the use of WaterSmart software. For more information, visit our Shoreview Water Conservation Program. Also, check out the watering tips below to help decrease your water use.


Penalties shall be billed to the customer and collected as part of the City's utility bill and are as follows:

  • 1st Penalty - Warning
  • 2nd Penalty - $25.00
  • 3rd Penalty - $50.00
  • 4th Penalty - Turned over to City Attorney for prosecution

These restrictions do not apply for water uses including car washing, filling of children's swimming pools, children playing in a hose operated sprinkler or water toy, or hand-held watering of trees, shrubs, and other plants.

Residents with newly sodded or seeded yards may obtain an exemption from the odd-even restriction for a period of two weeks. Residents requiring an exemption should contact the Shoreview Public Works Department at 651.490.4650.

Watering Tips
Water Restriction Exemption Request