On July 20, the Barnesville City Council took action to implement STAGE 3 Water Restrictions effective immediately.

This action was taken due to MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) request for towns to restrict outdoor water use because of significant drought conditions. Plus, Barnesville’s water tower will be out of operation for 4 weeks due to maintenance.

The Stage 3 water restrictions are as follows:

• No lawn watering; except for yards sodded or seeded this year
• Trees, shrubs and gardens may be watered using handheld devices only from 6:00-9:00 am and 7:00-10:00 pm; following Odd-Even Rule, on even numbered days, even numbered homes and on odd numbered days, odd numbered homes
• No filling of swimming pools or washing of vehicles
• The hours for the Kava Family Splash Pad will be reduced to 2-5 pm, 7 days a week

Barnesville Mayor Jason Rick is appreciative of the community’s willingness to work together to ensure that we have adequate water for fire protection and that we protect the source of our water – the aquifers.

Any residents that have questions about the water restrictions should contact City Hall at 218.354.2292.