Water Restrictions

Updated August 1st, 2014
SWFWMD has implemented a less stringent watering schedule for Pinellas County residents. This declaration means that conditions are better than normal and warrant the following restrictions.
  • Customers are encouraged to follow the watering schedule shown below all year long unless otherwise stated.
Lawn Watering Schedule & Times
  • Lawn watering is limited to 2 days per week, unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect.
  • Watering is not allowed between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
    • Morning Hours: Midnight to 8 a.m.
    • Evening Hours: 6 p.m. to Midnight
If Your House Number Ends In:
Then You May Water On:
Even Numbers
Thursdays and/or Sundays
Odd Numbers
Wednesdays and/or Saturdays
Rights-of-Way, Common Areas, and No Address Locations
Tuesdays and/or Fridays
Irrigation Systems
  • Residents are asked to check their irrigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes and leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads.
  • Residents should also check their irrigation timer to ensure the settings are correct and the rain sensor is working properly in accordance with state law.
New Lawns & Plants
  • New lawns and plants have a 60-day establishment period, which allows any-day watering during days 1-30.
  • During days 31-60, watering is allowed 3 days per week:
    • Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
    • Odd-numbered addresses may water Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
    • Rights-of-way and other “no address” locations may be watered on Fridays only
Other Restrictions
  • Reduce indoor water use on a voluntary basis
  • Test and repair irrigation systems
Contact Information