Lawn & Landscape Watering Policy

All properties in Woodbury must follow the lawn and landscape watering policy, unless operating under a State of Minnesota Water Appropriations Permit.

Residents are allowed to water their lawns for one weekday and one weekend day per week. Commercial properties are allowed to water on Fridays. Homeowner associations follow the designated residential irrigation zone days. Lawn Watering is not allowed between noon and 5 p.m., even on your designated irrigation days.

A map showing the irrigation zones in Woodbury (click for interactive version)Irrigation Zone Map

Review the adjacent map or enter your property address into the Irrigation Zone Map to find out which days you are allowed to water. You can also view a printable Irrigation Zone Map (PDF).

  • Zone A: Residents may water on Monday and Saturday
  • Zone B: Residents may water on Tuesday and Saturday
  • Zone C: Residents may water on Wednesday and Sunday
  • Zone D: Residents may water on Thursday and Sunday

Automatic sprinkling systems must be set to comply with both the zone schedule and the hours of the day when lawn watering is permitted.

The watering policy applies only to lawn watering. There are no restrictions on filling pools or washing cars. Watering of shrubs, flowers, or other landscaping vegetation is permitted on a property's non-watering day when done by hand and the watering device is personally tended. However, water loss is greatest between noon and 5 p.m. and users are encouraged not to water during this time.

The policy covers all of Woodbury, regardless if you are located on a private well or city water. Sports fields, golf courses, commercial nurseries, agricultural, and horticultural businesses are exempt from watering restrictions but are encouraged to employ water efficiently to the greatest extent possible.

Failure to comply with the Woodbury watering policy is a violation of City Code. Violators may be issued an administrative citation. First-time offenders are not exempt.

This policy is enforced year-round.