Water Conservation


Water conservation is an important topic for all residents and businesses. The two main areas of water conservation that concern the city are

  1. Protecting our natural resources 
  2. Passing on monetary savings to the consumer

The city is actively doing its part to protect the leading water supply for future citizens of Northfield with the Wellhead Protection Committee. The committee considers ways to protect ground water, researches potential contaminant sources and provides information to the public about protecting our valuable water resources.


Metropolitan Council Conservation and Efficiency

Lawn watering (PDF)

Potential drought conditions in Minnesota

U.S. Drought Monitor Minnesota (from USDA)

Cannon River flow at Welch, Minnesota

Straight River flow at Faribault, Minnesota