The Minnesota Department of National Resources has determined that the state of Minnesota is currently in a drought warning phase. The DNR’s State Drought Plan specifies actions that Public Water Suppliers must implement to conserve water resulting in the City of Forest Lake declaring a watering ban. This watering ban went into effect on 7/26/2021 and continues until further council action. A 30-day exception is made for newly installed lawns. In addition, residents may hand water their lawns. The watering ban applies to properties utilizing city water only. For more information, please click here.