Let's face it, lawns are looking pretty brown these days. It might be tempting to let your sprinkler run wild in your yard during the drought, but local authorities are asking you to voluntarily conserve water.

The Sauk Centre Police Department took to Facebook to ask the public to hold back from using more water than they need to right now by sharing a photo from the Sauk Centre Public Utilities.

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The photo reads: "The most effective way to sustain our water supply is to limit nonessential uses such as watering lawns and washing vehicles. SCPUC recommends limiting outdoor water use to twice a week. These recommendations will keep our water levels sufficient during this drought for essential uses, such as drinking, cooking and cleaning."

If people aren't willing to conserve water on their own, the public utilities could enforce a mandatory ban on watering lawns in that area. Temperatures have remained in the 90s since the beginning of June.

The photo has been widely supported on social media, gaining dozens of reactions and shares via Facebook.

Heidi Swedburg wrote, "Done, thank you for all you do!"

The extended weather forecast for the week, according to the National Weather Service, is calling for hot and dry weather to continue, "today and tomorrow will be the warmest. On Friday a weak cold front will move through and this will be the focus for a few showers and thunderstorms." However, more dry weather is expected through the weekend ahead.

Let's hope for some rain because our central Minnesota lawns are in desperate need of a little drink.


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