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I’m on Reclaimed Water. When Can I Water?

It all depends on what County you are located in. The Southwest Florida Water Management District is in charge of Reclaimed Water restrictions and regulations. Refer to Tampa Bay’s Reclaimed Watering Schedule and Why It Matters.

The main Water Restrictions Hotline number is 1-800-848-0499 (Florida only).

The watering schedule for Reclaimed Water in Pinellas County:

Reclaimed Watering Schedule
North County / South County

North County Reclaimed Watering Schedule
for unincorporated Pinellas County residents (map)
See links below if using reclaimed water provided from a city
Effective October 17, 2017, the North County Reclaimed water system will be shut down Monday, Thursday, and Friday. It will also be shut down between 8am-4pm on the days of operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Customers may only irrigate two days per week according to the schedule below.
Two Days Per Week

Please follow the watering schedule below based on your address.

Addresses ending in:Authorized Watering Days:
EVEN numbers: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8Tuesday and/or Saturday
ODD numbers: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9Wednesday and/or Sunday
Locations with no or mixed addresses
(common areas, entry areas/office complexes, shopping centers)
Wednesday and/or Sunday
Watering hours (regardless of property size):
Morning: midnight to 8 a.m.Evening: 4 p.m. to midnight
North County 60–Day Establishment Period Guidelines:

§  Day 1 to day 30, new plant material may be watered every day reclaimed water is available.  On days reclaimed water is not available, potable water may be used (via a hose with a sprinkler head attached).

§  Day 31 to day 60, new plant material may be watered on your two authorized days.  Two days per week should be sufficient, but if an additional day is needed, then reclaimed may be used on one of the remaining days reclaimed is available.

§  Irrigation may only take place during authorized hours.

§  Irrigation shall be isolated to the new lawn or plant area only. New trees, shrubs and plants shall be watered by hand.

§  An entire zone of an irrigation system may be used if the zone waters an area that contains at least 50% new plant material.

§  Partial zone and dispersed plantings (such as trees, plants, and shrubs) shall be watered by some other targeted means of supplemental irrigation.

§  Proof of new lawn material should be faxed to (727) 464-3717 prior to or immediately following installation and should include, at a minimum, the date and location of installation as well as the amount of material installed.

South County Reclaimed Watering Schedule
for unincorporated Pinellas County residents (map)
See links below if using reclaimed water provided from a city

 

Seasonal Restrictions Schedule: October 1 – November 30
and April 1 – June 30

Three Days a Week

Please follow the watering schedule below based on your address.

Addresses ending in:Authorized Watering Days:
EVEN numbers: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Saturday
ODD numbers: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday
Locations with no or mixed addresses
(common areas, entry areas/office complexes, shopping centers)
Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday
Watering hours (regardless of property size):
Morning: midnight to 10 a.m.Evening: 4 p.m. to midnight
South County 60-Day Establishment Period Guidelines:

§  Day 1 to day 30, new plant material may be watered any day of the week.

§  Day 31 to day 60, new plant material may be watered on the 3 authorized days for your address.

§  Exemption begins on the day of installation.

§  On the day of installation, new turf grass or plant material may be irrigated once without regard to the allowable watering times.

§  Irrigation may only take place during authorized hours.

§  Irrigation shall be isolated to the new lawn or plant area only. New trees, shrubs and plants shall be watered by hand.

§  An entire zone of an irrigation system may be used if the zone waters an area that contains at least 50% new plant material.

§  Partial zone and dispersed plantings (such as trees, plants, and shrubs) shall be watered by some other targeted means of supplemental irrigation.

§  Proof of new lawn material should be faxed to (727) 464-3717 prior to or immediately following installation and should include, at a minimum, the date and location of installation as well as the amount of material installed.

 

Here is a list of the Local Government Water Restrictions Departments:

Charlotte County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Charlotte County(941) 764-4300(941) 764-4309
Punta Gorda(941) 575-3339(941) 639-4111

 

Citrus County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Citrus County(352) 527-7669(352) 527-7669
Crystal River(352) 795-4216 x313(352) 726-4488
Inverness(352) 726-2321(352) 726-4488

 

DeSoto County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
DeSoto County(863) 993-4700(863) 491-6465
Arcadia(863) 993-4660(863) 491-6465

 

Hardee County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Hardee County(863) 773-0304(863) 773-0304
Wauchula(863) 773-3265(863) 773-3265
Zolfo Springs(863) 735-0405(863) 735-0405

 

Hernando County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Hernando County(352) 754-4056(352) 754-4056
Brooksville(352) 754-6818(352) 544-5430

 

Highlands County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Highlands County1-800-848-0499(863) 402-6915
Avon Park(863) 452-4427(863) 402-6915
Sebring(863) 471-5107(863) 471-5108

 

Hillsborough County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Hillsborough County(813) 272-6680(813) 224-8993
Plant City(813) 757-9289(813) 757-9289
Tampa(813) 274-8032(813) 274-8036 or online
Temple Terrace(813) 506-6570(813) 506-6680

 

Lake County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Lake County1-800-848-0499 (SWFWMD)(352) 343-9500

 

Levy County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Levy County(352) 486-5111(352) 486-5111
Williston1-800-848-0499 (SWFWMD)(352) 528-4991

 

Manatee County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Manatee County(941) 792-8811 x5327(941) 792-8811
Bradenton(941) 932-9434(941) 932-9352
Bradenton Beach(941) 792-8811(941) 778-6311
Holmes Beach (941) 708-5804
Longboat Key(941) 316-1988(941) 316-1958
Palmetto(941) 723-4587(941) 723-4570

 

Marion County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Marion County(352) 671-8686(352) 671-8791
Dunnellon(352) 489-2423(352) 465-8510
Ocala1-800-232-0904 (SJRWMD)(352) 671-8900

 

Pasco County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Pasco County(727) 847-8131(727) 847-8171
Dade City(352) 523-5054(352) 521-1493
Holiday(727) 847-8110(727) 847-8171
Hudson(727) 847-8110(727) 847-8171
New Port Richey(727) 841-4554(727) 847-8171
Port Richey(727) 847-8110(727) 847-8171
San Antonio(352) 588-2127(727) 847-8171
St. Leo(727) 847-8110(727) 847-8171
Zephyrhills1-800-848-0499 (SWFWMD)(813) 780-0050

 

Pinellas County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Pinellas County(727) 464-4000(727) 464-4000
Belleair(727) 588-3769(727) 588-3769
Belleair Beach(727) 464-4000(727) 464-4000
Belleair Bluffs(727) 581-6808(727) 464-4714
Belleair Shore(727) 595-4652(727) 464-4000
Clearwater(727) 562-4720(727) 562-4720
Dunedin(727) 298-3100(727) 298-3100
Gulfport (727) 893-1030
Indian Shores(727) 595-5414(727) 464-4000
Kenneth City(727) 498-8948(727) 498-8942
Largo(727) 587-6730(727) 464-4000
Madeira Beach(727) 582-6200(727) 464-4000
North Redington Beach(727) 582-6200(727) 464-4000
Oldsmar(727) 582-62001-813-749-1129
Pinellas Park(727) 541-0711(727) 541-0800
Redington Beach(727) 582-6200(727) 464-4000
Redington Shores (727) 464-4000
Safety Harbor(727) 724-1550(727) 724-1555
Seminole (727) 464-4000
South Pasadena(727) 343-4192(727) 892-5600
St. Petersburg(727) 892-5300(727) 892-5300
St. Petersburg Beach(727) 363-9224(727) 363-9241
Tarpon Springs(727) 937-2557(727) 938-2840
Treasure Island(727) 547-4595(727) 464-4000

 

Polk County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Polk County(863) 298-4100(863) 298-4211
Auburndale(863) 965-5555(863) 965-5555
Bartow(863) 534-5034(863) 534-5034
Davenport(863) 419-3300(863) 419-3307
Eagle Lake(863) 293-4141(863) 293-4141
Fort Meade(863) 285-8181(863) 298-4211
Frostproof(863) 635-7854(863) 298-4211
Haines City(863) 421-3636(863) 421-3636
Lake Alfred(863) 291-5200(863) 291-5200
Lake Hamilton(863) 439-1561(863) 439-1561
Lake Wales(863) 298-4100(863) 298-4211
Lakeland(863) 834-8316(863) 834-8316
Mulberry(863) 425-1125(863) 425-1125
Winter Haven(863) 291-5678(863) 291-5678

 

Sarasota County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Sarasota County(941) 861-5000(941) 861-5000
Englewood(941) 861-5000(941) 861-5000
North Port(941) 426-9500(941) 429-7186
Sarasota(941) 955-2325(941) 955-2325
Venice(941) 480-3333, x225(941) 486-2444

 

Sumter County
Restriction InfoReport Violations
Sumter County(352) 793-2621(352) 793-2621
Bushnell(352) 793-2591(352) 793-6810
Center Hill(352) 793-4431(352) 793-4609
Colemman(352) 478-1017(352) 478-1017
Lake Panasoffkee(352) 793-4236(352) 793-4236
The Villages District Utilities(352) 750-0000(352) 750-0000
Webster(352) 793-2073(352) 793-2073

 

Effective Date and Areas

  • The District’s year-round water conservation measures are in effect except where stricter measures have been imposed by local governments.
  • The measures shown below currently apply to all of Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk, Sumter, Lake and Levy counties; the City of Dunnellon and The Villages in Marion County; and the cities of Temple Terrace, Plant City and North Port.
  • Some local governments such as unincorporated Hillsborough County and the cities of Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa have local ordinances with special twice-per-week schedules.
  • Some local governments such as unincorporated Hernando, Pasco and Sarasota counties, and the cities of Dunedin, Longboat Key, Sarasota and Venice, have local ordinances that remain on one-day-per-week schedules.

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