PINELLAS COUNTY WATERING DAYS

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WATERING SCHEDULE

Pinellas County has specific watering days for both fresh water (potable) and reclaimed water for unincorporated residents. Since over 70% of the world’s fresh water goes toward irrigation, Pinellas county has developed a schedule and some basic rules for residents to help save water. The watering days depend on the source of your water (reclaimed, well, lake or pond) and your address.

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Potable Watering Schedule

Potable water, by definition is water used for drinking or food preparation. For irrigation purposes it also refers to water from wells, ponds or lakes. Below is the watering days chart for Pinellas County Potable Water for unincorporated residents. This means the residents that receive water bill from Pinellas County Utilities customers only. Pinellas residents that live in Belleair Clearwater, Dunedin, Gulfport, Oldsmar, Pinellas Park, Safety Harbor, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs may receive water from that city.

ADDRESSES ENDING IN: PINELLAS COUNTY WATERING DAYS
Even Number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Thursday and Sunday
Odd Number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Wednesday and Saturday
Mixed (Common Areas, No Address Locations) Tuesday and Friday
WATERING HOURS
Morning: 12:01 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Evening: 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Two Days a Week – One time per day

North County Reclaimed Watering Schedule

Below is the watering days chart for North Pinellas County Reclaimed Water. This applies to residents who live in North Pinellas and have a reclaimed water hook up for the the irrigation of their lawns.

ADDRESSES ENDING IN: RECLAIMED WATERING DAYS
Even Number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Tuesday and Saturday
Odd Number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Wednesday and Sunday
Mixed (Common Areas, No Address Locations) Wednesday and Sunday
WATERING HOURS
Morning: 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Evening: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Two Days a Week – One time per day

South County Reclaimed Watering Schedule

South Pinellas County has a 3 day per week watering schedule with Seasonal Restrictions October 1 – November 30 and April 1 – June 30. Below is the South Pinellas County Reclaimed Watering Schedule chart. This applies to the residents that live in South Pinellas County and are currently using reclaimed water for their lawn irrigation.

ADDRESSES ENDING IN: RECLAIMED WATERING DAYS
Even Number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Odd Number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Mixed (Common Areas, No Address Locations) Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
WATERING HOURS
Morning: 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Evening: 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Three Days a Week – One time per day

Reclaimed Water From Your City in Pinellas County

Customers receiving reclaimed water from a city (not Pinellas County) must follow the restrictions established by the city:

CITY PHONE VISIT SITE FOR MORE INFO
Clearwater (727) 562-4600 Click Here
Dunedin (727) 298-3100 Click Here
Largo (727) 518-3076 Click Here
Oldsmar (813) 855-5257 Click Here
Pinellas Park (727) 369-0690 Click Here
South Pasadena (727) 384-0701 Click Here
St. Pete Beach (727) 363-9243 Click Here
Saint Petersburg (727) 892-5111 Click Here
Tarpon Springs (727) 942-5616 Click Here
Pinellas Watering Days

Wasting Water is Prohibited

  • Do not allow water to flow from an unattended hose.
  • Handwatering is only allowed on restricted days 1x per day.

  • Do not allow water to flow from a broken sprinkler head, outdoor faucet, malfunctioning plumbing or irrigation system after receiving verbal or written notice. Additional violations will result in a $193 fine. If you have received a citation, please call 727-464-4000.

WATERING DAYS EXEMPTIONS

Watering During New Lawn or Plant Establishment Period

  • Please fax exemption proof to 727-464-3717.

  • 60 days is the allotted time for new lawn establishment period.

  • For the first 30 days, the lawn may be watered any day of the week.

  • From days 31-60, lawns or plants may be watered 3 days per week, during authorized hours and on allocated watering days. Even addresses only on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, Odd addresses only on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

  • Watering must be isolated to new plants or lawn areas.

  • Establishment period watering exemption begins on day of installation.

  • New lawns or plants may be watered at any hour of the day on installation day.

  • If watering with an irrigation zone, the entire zone may be used if at least 50% of its watering area goes to the new plant material.

  • Zones with less than 50% new plant material must be hand watered or watered with a more targeted means of supplemental irrigation like a garden hose sprinkler.

Watering Day Exclusions

Water For Use In Chemical Applications

  • When required by manufacturer or by law, irrigation to necessary lawn chemicals is not restricted to certain days.

  • However, please adhere to county regulated authorized watering hours for chemical applications.

  • Watering is limited to one .25 inch application within 24 hours of chemical treatment.

  • The property owner or manager may be asked to fax proof of chemical application to 727-464-4000.

Using Water For Irrigation Testing or Repair

  • Irrigation testing may be done on any day and time. This includes restricted days and hours.

  • Testing the irrigation system may be done 1 time per week.

  • Irrigation tests must not exceed 10 minutes per run.

  • A technician must be on the property administering the test.

Reclaimed Watering Schedule

For official laws please visit: Pinellas County Code 82-2 FAC 40D-22

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