What can I do to lower my bill?

When turning your irrigation system on in the spring – check the run schedule. Make sure the run schedule matches the City’s odd/even Sprinkling Policy. If an irrigation company turns on your system, double check that the run schedule is set properly. Most run schedules are set for very early morning and may be running when you don’t want/need watering to take place. Most modern irrigation systems can be programmed with a rain sensor.

Keep in mind, an odd/even watering schedule is a helpful way to organize water use in the City, but in rainy weeks your lawn will likely not require watering. Visit our Watering Tips page for best practices on conserving water. For more tips on how you can conserve water in your home, visit the Minnesota DNR website and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website


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1. How is my sewer bill calculated?
2. Why is my bill higher than usual?
3. What can I do to lower my bill?