The MN Department of Natural Resources has determined that the state is now in a drought-warning phase. Thus, St. Joseph will implement a watering ban on lawn irrigation as recommended by the MNDNR starting Friday, July 23 until further notice. The city will continue to receive guidance from the MNDNR throughout the remainder of this drought.
The watering of flowers, gardens and newly planted trees is still allowed but must adhere to the odd/even day schedule. Properties that have new sod or seed and those with a private well may water provided they obtain a watering permit from the City of St. Joseph. To obtain a watering permit, please contact the St. Joseph Government Center at 320-363-7201.
As a partner with the MNDNR, the City of St. Joseph is following their recommendation. We ask for your full cooperation in this water ban. Violators will be issued citations.