On Sunday, March 8th, 2009, new restrictions specifying the days of the week for landscape irrigation became effective across the 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Under the new restrictions, landscape irrigation will be limited to two days a week during daylight saving time and one day a week during Eastern Standard Time.

The restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private water utility, but they do not apply to irrigation using reclaimed water or storm water.

Some of the provisions include:

During daylight saving time, which also began March 8, specified days of the week that residential and nonresidential users can irrigate are:

  • Wednesday and Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at odd numbered addresses or no address.

  • Thursday and Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at even numbered addresses.

  • Tuesday and Friday for nonresidential landscape irrigation.

  • No irrigation allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Limited to ¾ inch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs.

  • When Eastern Standard Time is in effect, residential landscape irrigation will be limited to one day a week:
       • Saturday at odd numbered addresses or no address.
       • Sunday at even numbered addresses.
       • Tuesday for non-residential landscape irrigation.

  • No irrigation allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Limited to ¾ inch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs.

    (For complete information about the District’s watering restrictions and exceptions to the rule, visit the District’s Web site at www.sjrwmd.com/wateringrestrictions)

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