Lawn Watering Schedule Reminder

With hot, dry weather comes lawn watering season. In an effort to utilize our water resources in an efficient manner, the Sioux Falls Public Works Water Division has established a year-round lawn watering schedule. Sioux Falls is currently in stage 1 of this schedule.

“Our recent weather pattern is creating some dry conditions for our community and the region, and it’s important for us to use the resources we have wisely and to conserve water when possible,” says Trent Lubbers, Utility Operations Administrator.

During stage 1 of the lawn watering schedule, lawn watering for all residential, commercial, industrial, and City facilities use the following schedule:

  • Watering lawns is prohibited during the hours of 12 p.m. (noon) to 5 p.m.
  • Users with even-numbered addresses may water lawns on even-numbered calendar dates.
  • Users with odd-numbered addresses may water lawns on odd-numbered calendar dates.

Hand watering of vegetation such as shrubbery, trees, ground covers, plants, vines, gardens, vegetables, and flowers is permitted any time of day if the water is applied by a hose that does not leak and is equipped with a handheld nozzle that automatically shuts off when released.

More information, as well as tips to help you conserve water, is available at