Irrigation Water Restrictions
3-Day-A-Week Watering Option
(Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties)
The District Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule allows a three-day-a-week watering provision available to users who reside in counties located wholly within District boundaries. Users in these counties may water lawns and landscapes on two days or may exercise the option and irrigate a third day. Contact your local government or visit www.sfwmd.gov/2days and click on the county links to see if local ordinances are in place.
Residents and businesses with an odd-numbered street address may water lawns and landscapes on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, only before 10 a.m. OR after 4 p.m.
Residents and businesses with an even-numbered street address no street address or those that irrigate both even and odd addresses within the same zones, which may include multi-family units and homeowners associations, may water lawns and landscapes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sundays, only before 10 a.m. OR after 4 p.m.
New Landscaping for 2-Day-A-Week and 3-Day-A-Week Watering
UNLESS LOCAL LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION ORDINANCES ARE IN PLACE, the District Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule allows additional watering for up to 90 days is allowed following the installation of new lawns and landscaping.
On the day new landscaping is installed, new plantings and the soil may be irrigated once without regard to the normally allowable watering days and times. Soil irrigation is also allowed immediately prior to planting.
New plantings that have been in place for 30 days or less may be watered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays, only before 10 a.m. and/or after 4 p.m.
New plantings that have been in place from 31 to 90 days may be watered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays, only before 10 a.m. and/or after 4 p.m.
Irrigation is limited to the areas containing new landscaping only. An entire irrigation zone may be watered only if new landscaping is planted on at least 50 percent of that zone. If new landscaping is planted on less than 50 percent of an irrigation zone, only the new plantings may be watered.
More information about Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures, including links to local government websites, is online at www.sfwmd.gov/2days