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The City of Aberdeen has year round watering restrictions. The intent of the restriction is to encourage water use when it is most advantageous to the plants being given the water. The hours during which no water is to be used for irrigation are 11:00 am until 5:00 pm daily.
Irrigation as defined in Ordinance 06-06-06 is “the act of or process of watering or wetting landscaping, grass, trees, plants, and/or other vegetation by causing water from the city’s water utility to flow upon, over, through or into property with sprinklers, sprinkler hoses, soaker hoses (water weeping types), drip irrigation systems, in-ground irrigation systems, or by other similar means. “Irrigation” includes the application of water by handheld hose, bucket, or other manual means of water application.”
Private wells can be used during these hours if the owner wishes to use it. In the instance of seeding or new sod an application for exemption can be submitted to the Water Superintendent for approval. The form can be found under the Watering Restrictions section on the website and may be printed and brought into the Public Works office or an exception may be obtained by contacting the Public Works office at 626-7011.