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Water Lawns Only 1 Day a Week Beginning Nov. 3

Post Date:11/01/2019 3:09 PM

Graphic with fall leaves and the words "water less" with an irrigation spigot. Includes the message: Time to fall back to once a week" and 

Lawn-watering restrictions change Sunday, November 3. 

During Eastern Standard Time (November 3 – March 8) irrigation is limited to only one day per week on scheduled days: 

  • Saturday: Residential addresses that end in an odd number or have no address
  • Sunday: Residential addresses that end in an even number
  • Tuesday: Nonresidential addresses

Water your yard:

  • Before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. 
  • Only when needed
  • For no more than one hour per zone

Improving landscape irrigation practices can save water and improve your landscape’s quality at the same time. 

Watering less in the fall and winter is better for your lawn:

  • Grass and plants need less water during the cooler months.
  • Overwatering can encourage mold and fungus, weaken grass roots and promote weeds and undesirable insects. 

Wasted water harms the Indian River Lagoon:

  • Water is wasted when broken or misdirected sprinkler heads spray water onto sidewalks and pavement.
  • Runoff from oversaturated yards often carries fertilizers, debris and nutrients into natural waterways, like the Indian River Lagoon, which leads to poor water quality.

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.

For more information about watering restrictions, visit St. Johns River Water Management District’s website.


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