WAITE PARK -- The city of Waite Park is adding further restrictions to its total watering ban.

Updated drought conditions list eastern Stearns County in the extreme drought category. As a result, the Department of Natural Resources has changed to a restrictive phase which means more efforts are needed to preserve our water resources.

Effective immediately, property owners in Waite Park are asked to ban all non-essential outdoor use of water like power washing buildings, washing vehicles and boats and filling swimming pools.

Residents can still water vegetable gardens, flowers, shrubs and trees by hand. The Waite Park splash pad, which uses recycled water, will go to reduced hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and close for the season on September, 7th.

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You're also asked to help conserve water inside your home by turning off the tap while brushing teeth, take showers instead of baths, and only run appliances when they are full.


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