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Change to Daylight Saving Time this weekend changes watering restrictions

Post Date:03/07/2019 2:50 PM

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 10. In addition to changing your clocks, please also remember to change your lawn and garden irrigation schedule. 

During Daylight Saving Time (Mar. 10-Nov. 3) 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 Tuesdays and Fridays. 
  • Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Water for no more than one hour per zone.

These restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities. 

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.

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. For more information, see the St. Johns River Water Management District’s website.

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