Water Appropriations Permit Program


Water conservation

Water is our most precious resource; however, it is often taken for granted. Although Minnesota appears to have a more than adequate supply of water, increasing demand from domestic, agricultural, and industrial water users can strain water resources and municipal water supply systems, especially during periods of drought.

Water conservation can reduce the demand placed upon groundwater and surface water sources and municipal water supply systems. Conservation can save water users money by reducing water bills, or reducing electrical consumption and maintenance costs for private well owners. Municipalities can reduce water and sewage treatment costs and delay or eliminate expensive infrastructure improvements by encouraging customers to reduce water consumption.

Lawn care tips for the summer

Know your water use

Schedule irrigation wisely

Use efficient irrigation systems

Limit your turf

Remember your soil and mulch

Water conservation information