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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Avoid having the most expensive lawn in the neighborhood

Following water restrictions saves big dollars 

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Government Board has unanimously voted to implement a Modified Phase III Extreme Water Shortage in the Tampa Bay area, effective March 13, 2013. Watering at restricted times in Pinellas County will result in a fine of $193.00.

Customers can avoid fines by familiarizing themselves with the new rules. If you choose to use a sprinkler timer, check to make sure it is operating correctly and has the appropriate times. One fine can quickly make your lawn maintenance the most expensive in the neighborhood.

Some of the features of the new restrictions include:
  • Watering 1 day per week (Monday to Friday) 
  • Reduced hours before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. 
  • Car washing one day per week on your regular watering day 
  • Fountains can operate 4 hours per day 
  • Low volume irrigation during authorized hours only 

Addresses with
“house numbers”
May only
irrigate on …
Ending in 0 or 1Monday
Ending in 2 or 3 Tuesday
Ending in 4 or 5Wednesday
Ending in 6 or 7Thursday
Ending in 8 or 9Friday
Rights-of-way, common
areas and other
“no address” locations) 

The watering restrictions for St. Petersburg water customers located within City limits is as follows:

● Even numbered property addresses should irrigate on Saturday ONLY
● Odd numbered property addresses, or locations with no address, should irrigate on Sunday ONLY
● Irrigation is allowed between 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the assigned day

These mandatory restrictions apply to properties using potable (city) water, private well water, and private connections to surface water sources (lakes, ponds, etc.) for watering. These restrictions do not apply to irrigation with reclaimed water.

More information can be found online at or by calling 892-5300.

For more information about the Modified Phase III Extreme Water Shortage restrictions, please visit and click “Watering Schedule” on the menu.

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