This unusually dry and hot summer is creating a large increase in demand for water.  Brainerd Public Utilities has implemented a daytime watering ban to ensure adequate water supply and to promote water conservation.

Watering of lawns and gardens is NOT allowed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. –  7 days a week.

If you are watering from a private well on your property or using a water pump to move water from a lake or river, you are exempt from this watering restriction.

You are also exempt if you have a newly sodded or seeded lawn.  Daily watering of new sod and grass seed is recommended for the first 14 days to establish root growth.  After 14 days, normal watering should be sufficient for establishing a new lawn.  Laying new sod or planting grass seed during very dry times of the year is discouraged.

The Brainerd Public Utilities Commission will consider implementing fines if customers fail to comply with the watering restrictions. 

Brainerd Public Utilities appreciates your cooperation during this time. We need to work together to keep our community safe!

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Batters at 218-825-3203 or