Lawn & Garden Watering Regulations
The City of Monticello initiated a Water Conservation Ordinance under Lawn & Gardening Regulations, which specifies a permanent odd/even watering schedule from June 1 through September 30 of each year.
A property address ending in an even number is allowed to water on even calendar days, while a property address ending in an odd number is allowed to water on odd calendar days.
First Offense: Written Warning
Second Offense: $25.00 Surcharge
Third+ Offense: $50.00 Surcharge
For residents putting in new lawns or planting new trees, a 30-day permit may be obtained from city hall. This permit allows residents to water every day during the 30-day period.This permit is not renewable, it is a one-time only exemption.
Also added to the Lawn & Garden Watering Regulations ordinance is a section on rain sensors. Rain sensors are required on all commercial, institutional or governmental sprinkler systems. All newly installed sprinkling systems, including residential systems, are required by this ordinance to be equipped with rain sensors.
Any questions regarding watering regulations may be directed to the Public Works Department at 763-295-3170.