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Odd/Even sprinkling ban in Bemidji goes into effect July 5

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The City of Bemidji will enact an odd/even sprinkling ban.

According to a release, the city has to reduce peak water usage in areas served by the municipal system as part of the water treatment plant phase 2 project.

The ban goes into effect next Wednesday, July 5.

These restrictions require all water customers with addresses ending in an odd number to water their yards and lawns on odd-numbered days, and water customers with evenly-numbered addresses can water on even days. There are exceptions to these restrictions such as:

  • A two-week Exemption for newly sodded or seeded yards.
  • Hand watering with a hose for over-seeding or spot repair of established yards may be done at any time.
  • Car washing, filling of children’s swimming pools, or other water toys for kids in the summer are exempt from all watering restrictions.
  • Hand watering of flower pots and baskets and vegetable gardens is permitted at any time.
  • Any sprinkler system not served by the municipal water system is exempt from the restrictions.