Mandatory lawn watering restrictions specify the days when you may water, depending on the time of year and your house number.
|Time of year||Homes with odd numbered or no addresses||Homes with even numbered addresses||Nonresidential properties|
|Daylight Saving Time||Wednesday/Saturday||Thursday/Sunday||Tuesday/Friday|
|Eastern Standard Time||Saturday||Sunday||Tuesday|
- Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Water for no more than one hour per zone.
- Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities.
- Daylight Saving Time: Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November
- Eastern Standard Time: First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March
- An odd numbered address is one that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
- An even numbered address is one that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
- Some exceptions apply
More Information on Water Restrictions:
St. Johns River Water Management District
Saving Water Indoors
- Install a low-flow toilet or tank water saving device and save as much as five gallons of water a day.
- Install a low-flow showerhead and save as much as 86 gallons of water a day.
- Install a sink aerator and save eight gallons of water a day.
- Turn off the faucet while you brush your teeth and save 4 to 10 gallons of water a day.
- Fix your leaky faucet and save as much as 7 gallons of water a day.
- Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are full. You can save as much as 15 gallons per load for the dishwasher and 55 gallons per load for the washing machine.
Saving Water Outdoors
- Don't overwater your lawn. As a general rule, lawns only need watering every 5 to 7 days in the summer and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. A hearty rain eliminates the need for watering for as long as two weeks.
- Raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches. A lawn cut higher encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system and holds soil moisture better than a closely-clipped lawn.
- Avoid overfertilizing your lawn. The application of fertilizers increases the need for water. Apply fertilizers which contain slow-release, water-insoluble forms of nitrogen.
- Mulch to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching also helps to control weeds that compete with plants for water.
- Plant native and/or drought-tolerant grasses, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Once established, they do not need to be watered as frequently and they usually will survive a dry period without any watering. Group plants together based on similar water needs.
- If you have a swimming pool, consider a new water-saving pool filter. A single backflushing with a traditional filter uses from 180 to 250 gallons or more.
More Information on Water Conservation:
St. Johns River Water Conservation
Saving Water Outdoors - Efficient Irrigation Systems
After Hours Emergencies - (386) 860-7177
Call if you experience water line breaks, lift station alarms, water quality or pressure problems.