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Save Water.  Every Drop Counts.

Did you know that irrigation accounts for more than half of Central Florida's total water consumption? You can make a difference by practicing water conservation in your own yard.

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Watering Times

Watering Times

Water only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. to avoid evaporation.

Watering Days

Time of Year
Odd Numbered or
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Nonresidential Properties
Daylight Saving Time (DST)* 
Wednesday & Saturday
Thursday &
Tuesday &
Eastern Standard Time (EST)**
Saturday Sunday Tuesday

* Daylight Saving Time (DST): Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.
** Eastern Standard Time (EST): First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March.

Watering Your Lawn Wisely

  • Water for just 30-45 minutes per session (½ inch to ¾ inch of water per zone)

  • Adjust the timer/controller on automatic sprinklers according to seasonal water demands and weather conditions

  • Turn off sprinklers when it's raining or install a rain shut-off device

  • Avoid watering on windy days

  • Adjust sprinklers so they water the lawn, not the pavement

  • Avoid sprinklers that spray a fine mist, which increases evaporation

  • Make sure plants are not blocking sprinklers

  • Irrigation systems should be zoned so plants with different water needs are irrigated separately (grass, for example, should be watered separately from shrubs and flowers)

  • Drip irrigation systems (which use less water than sprinklers) are recommended for trees, shrubs and flower

Sprinkler System Maintenance

If you have an automatic sprinkler system, it's important to check the system regularly (once every month or two) for leaks and broken sprinkler heads, making repairs promptly. Also check for signs of broken or leaky sprinkler system pipes by looking for muddy or overgrown areas of turf.

Make sure your sprinkler system's timer/controller is operating correctly, as you've programmed it, so that it operates on the right days, at the right times, for the right durations. A variety of factors can result in a malfunctioning sprinkler system, including lightning strikes and failing timer batteries. Many homeowners don't realize their sprinkler systems are malfunctioning because the systems are programmed to operate overnight and they never observe them running.

FREE Irrigation System Evaluation & Additional Irrigation Incentives
If you use 25,000 gallons of water or more each month, you may be eligible for a FREE irrigation system evaluation and additional irrigation incentives. To see if you qualify for this program, complete the interest form by clicking the button below:

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