Year-Round Lawn & Landscape Irrigation Measures
Landscape irrigation accounts for the largest percentage of household water use in the State of Florida. As increasing demands are placed upon our water resources, we all must make water conservation a way of life.
Mandatory lawn and landscape watering measures are in effect throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District (District).
The District's irrigation schedule is designed to ensure the efficient use of water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round.
- Irrigation shall not occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- No more than 3/4 inch of water may be applied per irrigation zone.
- Water no more than 1 hour per irrigation zone.
- Some exceptions apply including but not limited to irrigation of new lawns and plants, hand watering, fountains, car washing, pressure washing, and the use of reclaimed water.
When to Water Your Lawn
Knowing when to water your lawn depends on the time of year and whether you have an odd or even numbered address.
|Time of Year||Odd-Numbered Addresses or No Address||Even-Numbered Addresses||Nonresidential Properties|
|Daylight Saving Time||Wednesday and Saturday||Thursday and Sunday||Tuesday and Friday|
|Eastern Standard Time||Saturday||Sunday||Tuesday|
An even-numbered address means an address ending in the numbers 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 or letters A through M.
An odd-numbered address means an address ending in the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or the letters N through Z.
Who the Measures Apply To
The watering measures apply to:
- Hotels and motels
- Public medians
- Public, commercial, and industrial property
- Residential landscaping
Other Ways to Save Water
The District encourages the use of Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles and skipping irrigation days when it rains near the time you plan to irrigate.
Other ways to save water outdoors include using sprinklers with automatic timers, equipping hoses with automatic shutoff nozzles, and using a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, sidewalks, and decks.
View a list of local governments that have adopted ordinances to implement the lawn and landscape irrigation measures.
Water Restriction Questions
If you have water restriction questions, please contact the District at 386-362-1001.