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Conserve water by observing Fall/Winter watering restrictions

Post Date:11/06/2018 1:25 PM


From the first Sunday in November through the second Sunday in March, landscape irrigation is allowed on one designated day each week, based on your street address, and only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

  • Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in odd numbers or have no address;
  • Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in even numbers; and
  • Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation.

The restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private water utility. As a time of reduced need and dormancy for many plants and grass, winter is an appropriate time to cut back.

Because grass and landscape plants only need supplemental irrigation every 10–14 days in the winter, and only if it hasn’t rained, the St. Johns River Water Management District also asks property owners to voluntarily water only every other week, or to skip a week, during the region’s coolest weather from December through February.

For more details about watering restrictions, visit the St. Johns River Water Management District's website

Reclaimed water is not subject to year-around water restrictions that apply to potable water or groundwater well irrigation systems. However, because all water is valuable, reclaimed water customers are encouraged to use it wisely and follow recommended best practices for irrigation.

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