The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has stated that 52 percent of Minnesota is experiencing severe drought. Under the current conditions, it will take at least three to five inches of precipitation spready over two weeks to reduce drought conditions. Residents are encouraged to reduce water usage.
Here are some tips to consider for water usage:
- Turn off sink faucets while brushing your teeth
- Run dishwashers when it's fully loaded
- Take shorter showers
- Only water lawns when needed and during the coolest part of the day.
- Wash only full loads of laundry