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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Orono Encourages Water Conservation During Severe Drought

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The City of Orono is asking residents to voluntarily implement water conservation measures as the State endures the current drought.  

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) announced that the State is entering the Drought Warning Phase of the Statewide Drought Plan because more than 50% of Minnesota is now in a severe drought. The DNR reports that it will take three to five inches of precipitation over a two-week period to significantly alleviate the drought. The City of Orono thanks those that have already put forth water conservation efforts before and during the drought period.  Due to current conditions, more efforts are needed. 

Effective July 26, 2021, the City is encouraging customers to limit lawn irrigation to once or twice a week to reduce demands and preserve the City’s drinking water supply.  If the drought conditions worsen, the City will be required to implement additional water use reduction measures to comply with the DNR’s Statewide Drought Plan.  

For more information, conservation tips and to find out how you can help, please visit: 

Orono Water Conservation Page
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