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Once-a-week watering restrictions begin Nov. 4th

Mandatory lawn watering restrictions specify the days when you may water. These days depend on whether you have an odd- or even-numbered address, and the time of year. Per County ordinance, the following restrictions apply to landscape irrigation regardless of whether the water comes from groundwater or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private utility:

  • Outdoor irrigation is limited to one day a week during Eastern Standard Time (from the first Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March) and two days a week during Daylight Saving Time (from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November).
  • Water only if necessary and not between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Water for no more than one hour per zone.
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