August 4, 2023 at 2:41 p.m.
Lindstrom, Wyoming have active water use restrictions in place
The larger cities in the readership area are activating various water use restrictions, due to Chisago County being included in a drought response area alert from the Department of Natural Resources. The restrictions are basically applied to cities of 1,000 population and over.
Lindstrom has recommended residents only water outdoors every other day at most. Hours are limited to 4 to 7 a.m. and 8 to 11 p.m.
Wyoming City Council approved restrictions in their meeting Aug 2. Wyoming residents may not water outdoors. Wyoming’s well “static level” is down by some nine to 10 feet according to the public works supervisor, which is concerning.
There is a “permit” you can apply for at the city (on line) for temporary watering uses. The applicant has to show new seed or sod is being established and the permit will be available for four weeks.
The city will re-evaluate the reduction in use and see if this policy is meeting needs.
The DNR requires larger water suppliers to get gallons being pumped, down to what was being used in January plus 50 percent.