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Spring Ahead Reminders: Change your lawn watering schedule & smoke alarm batteries

Post Date:03/10/2016 2:20 PM

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 13. As you take a moment to change your clocks, now is a good time to review important household practices:

Change your lawn-watering schedule. During Daylight Saving Time irrigation is limited to no more than two days per week on scheduled days. Residential irrigation is allowed on Wednesdays and Saturdays at addresses that end in an odd number or have no address and on Thursdays and Sundays at addresses that end in an even number. Nonresidential irrigation is allowed on Tuesday and Friday. For more information about watering restrictions, visit the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Website.

Change your clock/change your batteries:  Changing smoke alarm batteries at least twice a year and testing your alarms on a regular basis are simple life-saving steps that everyone should take. A properly working smoke alarm can give you the extra seconds you need to escape a fire — especially at night when most people are asleep. For more information and guidance on proper installation and testing of smoke alarms, visit the National Fire Protection Agency’s website.

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