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Water Conservation
Overview
The City of Rosemount works hard to provide adequate amounts of clean, safe water to its residents and businesses.  Conserving water, especially during peak summer usage months, will help ensure that the water system can provide enough water for primary needs such as drinking water and fire suppression.  The table below summarizes Rosemount’s water system activity over the past four years:

 Rosemount Water System
2012  2013 2014 2015
 Total gallons pumped
 973 MG
 881 MG
 815 MG
813 MG
 Average gallons of water pumped per day
 2.66 MG
 2.41 MG
 2.23 MG
2.23 MG
 Average gallons of water pumped per day (Jul-Sep)
4.75 MG
4.69 MG
 3.95 MG
3.49 MG
 Max gallons pumped in a single day
 6.88 MG
(Jul 3)
 6.37 MG
(Aug 27)
6.40 MG
(Aug 16)
5.89 MG
(Sep 27)


NEW Water Efficiency Rebate Program
The City of Rosemount is one of 19 metro cities that was awarded a Water Efficiency Grant from the Metropolitan Council.  The City will use these funds to issue rebates to residential water customers for the purchase and installation of WaterSense low-flow toilets (up to $50 per toilet), EnergyStar washing machines (up to $150 per washer), and WaterSense irrigation controllers (up to $150 per controller).  Items must be installed in the existing homes of water customers to be eligible (new construction homes, and homes with private well water do not qualify).  Rebate guidelines and forms are available at City Hall, or they can be viewed and printed from the links below.  This rebate program begins January 1, 2016 and will continue through June 2017, or until all rebate funds have been depleted.  Receipts must be dated January 1, 2016 or later to be eligible.

Rebate program information sheet
Toilet rebate application
Clothes washer rebate application
Irrigation controller rebate application
EPA information regarding irrigation controllers
Met Council survey about irrigation practices - win a $50 gift card


Helpful Conservation Tips

OUTDOORS
  • DON’T water your lawn/landscaping between Noon and 6:00 p.m. when much of the water is evaporated by the hot summer sun. 
  • DON’T over-water your lawn.  Most lawns need about 1” per week to remain healthy and green.
  • DON’T collect grass clippings when you mow; the clippings provide shade for the soil and help prevent evaporation.
  • DO comply with the City’s odd-even watering restrictions to help prevent extreme demands on the water system.
  • DO position your sprinklers so the water lands on the lawn or garden, not on paved areas.
  • DO let your lawn go dormant during drought conditions; this saves water and time spent mowing.
  • DO choose shrubs or ground cover instead of grass for hard-to-water areas (steep slopes or  isolated strips).
INDOORS
  • Only run the dishwasher and washing machine when fully loaded (saves up to 1,000 gallons per month).
  • Install low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads (saves up to 1,200 gallons per month).
  • Check for leaks and make repairs quickly (saves up to 500 gallons per month).
  • Compost food waste instead of sending it through the disposal with water (saves up to 150 gallons per month).

More Information
For more great water conservation ideas, visit www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve