Reset your sprinklers when you reset your clocks to mark the end of daylight saving time at 2 AM on Sunday, November 6. The change coincides with a shift in watering restrictions across the St. Johns River Water Management District, designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation.
“Our lawns and landscape account for half of residential water use, which means a tremendous savings can be realized when we look outside our homes,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “Water conservation is crucial as it plays a significant role in determining future water supply needs.”
Beginning November 6th and through the first Sunday in March, landscape irrigation is allowed on one designated day each week before 10 AM or after 4 PM:
- Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in odd numbers or have no address;
- Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in even numbers; and
- Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation.
While about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, only about 1 percent is readily available for public use, agriculture, plants and animals. Water conservation is an important part of ensuring the sustainability of Florida’s water supply; watering restrictions, expanded use of reclaimed water and the use of water-efficient appliances are ways the district works to encourage conservation.
For more details about watering restrictions, visit www.sjrwmd.com/wateringrestrictions.
About the St. Johns River Water Management District
St. Johns River Water Management District staff are committed to ensuring the sustainable use and protection of water resources for the benefit of the people of the district and the state of Florida. The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of five districts in Florida managing groundwater and surface water supplies in the state. The district encompasses all or part of 18 northeast and east-central Florida counties. District headquarters are in Palatka, and staff also are available to serve the public at service centers in Maitland, Jacksonville and Palm Bay.