Watering Restrictions

Year-Round Water Use Guidelines


The City of Aberdeen has year-round watering restrictions. The intent of the restrictions is to encourage water use when it is most advantageous to the plants being given the water.

Hours for No Water-Use


The hours during which no water is to be used for irrigation are from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Irrigation Defined


Irrigation, as defined in Ordinance June 6, 2006, 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 hose(s) (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.

Use of Private Wells


Privates wells can be used during these hours if the owners wish to use them.

Application for Exemption


In the instance of seeding or new sod, an application for exemption can be submitted to the water superintendent for approval.

Contact Us


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Water Plant at 605-626-7011.