Water is our most precious natural resource. To help conserve it and ensure adequate water is available for normal daily use and emergency situations, the City of Hopkins enforces the following watering restrictions year-round. For details view the City Code 710.40 (PDF).
City employees enforce the water restrictions when they see violations. Warning tickets will be issued, followed by fines for repeat offenders.
Lawn watering is the single biggest residential use of water. You can have a green lawn and conserve water by following these guidelines:
The Recycling Association of Minnesota provides opportunities to buy inexpensive rain barrels every spring. For details view the Compost Bins and Rain Barrels page through the Recycling Association of Minnesota website.
Rain barrels collect rain from your rain gutter for use in your garden. This saves money by cutting down on water usage. The water is clean and environmentally friendly, and healthier for plants.