Water Restrictions

Water Restrictions

Lawn Watering Schedule & Times

Up-To-Date Information
Please view the Southwest Florida Water Management District website for up-to-date information and water conservation tips.

Effective Date and Areas

The District’s year-round water conservation measures go back into effect August 1, 2013.

These measures apply to all of Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties; portions of Lake and Levy counties; and the portion of Gasparilla Island in Lee County, except where stricter measures have been imposed by local governments.

Lawn Watering Days and Times

Lawn watering is limited to twice-per-week.
Lawn watering days and times are as follows:
Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Locations without a discernible address, such as rights-of-way and other common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

New Lawns and Plants
Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and any time.
New lawns and plants have a “30-30” establishment period.
On the day of installation, watering is allowed on any day at any time.
During the first 30 days, watering is allowed on any day during the allowable hours.
During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three-days-per-week: even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; odd-numbered addresses may water Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; and locations without a discernible address may water on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Reclaimed Water

Reclaimed water remains subject to voluntary watering hours, unless restricted by the local government or utility.

Fountains, Car Washing and Pressure Washing

There are no specific restrictions on fountains, car washing and pressure washing.

These and other water uses should be conducted efficiently as possible, such as using a shutoff nozzle on each hose to adhere to the general restriction prohibiting wasteful water use.