City of St. Paul Park 

on the Mississippi

Rain Sensors

Keep your lawn green while saving water, money

Does your automatic sprinkler turn on even if it's pouring rain?  There is a way to prevent that!

A rain sensor detects when it's raining and shuts off the sprinkler system.  Sensors can be purchased from some home improvement stores or from your lawn sprinkler service company.  The cost for parts is under $40.  There is an additional charge for installation, if needed.

The savings in water charges from the use of a rain sensor could pay for its cost in the first season.  It's estimated that a rain sensor will save 1,225 gallons of water per household on every rainy day.

Questions can be directed to the Public Works Department at (651) 459-3730.

City of St. Paul Park, 600 Portland Avenue, St. Paul Park MN 55071