(Barnesville, MN) -- The City of Barnesville is asking the public's help to conserve water as drought conditions continue to worsen.

Effective immediately, city leaders implemented Stage 3 water restrictions. They include:

  • No lawn watering; except for yards sodded or seeded this year
  • Trees, shrubs and gardens may be watered using handheld devices only from 6:00-9:00 am and 7:00-10:00 pm; following Odd-Even Rule, on even numbered days, even numbered homes and on odd numbered days, odd numbered homes
  • No filling of swimming pools or washing of vehicles
  • Hours of operation for the Kava Family Splash Pad reduced to 2-5 pm

The action was taken in part due to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources request for towns across the state to restrict outdoor water use because of significant drought conditions.

The City has also confirmed that it's water tower will be out of operation for four weeks due to maintenance.

Any residents that have questions about the water restrictions should contact City Hall at (218) 354-2292.