Watering restrictions change Nov. 6

Reset your sprinklers when you reset your clocks to mark the end of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. The change coincides with a shift in watering restrictions across the St. Johns River Water Management District, designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation.

Beginning Nov. 6 through the first Sunday in March, landscape irrigation is allowed on one designated day each week before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

  • Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in odd numbers or have no address;
  • Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in even numbers; and
  • Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation.

While about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, only about 1 percent is readily available for public use, agriculture, plants and animals. Water conservation is an important part of ensuring the sustainability of Florida’s water supply; watering restrictions, expanded use of reclaimed water and the use of water-efficient appliances are ways the district works to encourage conservation.

THIS WEB POSTING WAS COPIED FROM THE ST JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT WEB SITE:  For more details about watering restrictions, visit www.sjrwmd.com/wateringrestrictions.