OAK, FL, November 2, 2016– The Suwannee River Water Management District
(District) is reminding district residents to shift landscape watering to once
per week beginning November 6, 2016. The fall watering schedule will remain in
effect until March 12, 2017.
temperatures and shorter days call for less watering in the winter due to
slower growth and less evaporation. Irrigation schedules seek to ensure
efficient water use and conserve water resources.
conservation is a community effort,” said Noah Valenstein, executive director
of the Suwannee River Water Management District. “Irrigation scheduling is one
way that we can all contribute to the conscious use of our area’s treasured
The watering schedule applies to residential
landscaping; public, commercial, and industrial property; hotels and motels;
and public medians. Key guidelines include:
Irrigation should not occur between 10:00 a.m.
and 4:00 p.m.;
No more than ¾ inch of water or the depth of a
five-ounce tuna can, may be applied
per irrigation zone per day;
Water no more than one hour per irrigation zone;
Odd numbered or no address locations are
permitted to water on Saturdays (Address ending in the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 or
the letters N-Z);
Even numbered address locations are permitted to
water on Sundays (Address
ending in the numbers 0, 2, 4,
6, 8 or letters A-M); and
Non-residential properties are permitted to
water on Tuesdays.
and residents are encouraged to use Florida-Friendly Landscape principles and
skip watering when it rains close to a scheduled irrigation day. Agricultural
and other large irrigation uses are restricted year-round through the
District’s water use permitting program.
more information about landscape irrigation measures or to learn more about the
District, visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com or follow
us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.