Watering restrictions apply to all county residents, including those living in cities.
Watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
During Eastern Standard Time:
- Residential irrigation is limited to 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturdays for odd-numbered addresses and Sundays for even-numbered addresses.
- Businesses may irrigate from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
During Daylight Saving Time:
- Residential irrigation is allowed at odd-numbered addresses from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and even-number addresses Thursdays and Sundays.
- Business may irrigate from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.
Irrigation is limited to no more than one hour and three-quarters inch of water per zone per irrigation day. A typical yard has four irrigation zones.
Restrictions apply to all water sources, including private wells, surface water, and water from public and private utilities, except for reclaimed water (see your reclaimed water provider for any restrictions.)
New plantings may be watered any time for 30 days, then every other day for another 30 days. Keep the store receipt for proof of purchase.
Hand watering is allowed any time with an automatic shutoff on the hose.
Watering of chemicals is allowed any time within 24 hours of application and may not exceed a quarter-inch of water.
Automatic landscape irrigation systems, regardless of the date of installation, must be equipped with functional rain-sensing devices or soil-moisture sensors.