New Year-Round Yard Water Conservation Plan Begins

WPB to Follow Restrictions Enacted by South Florida Water Management District

In an effort to better protect south Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District has enacted year-round outdoor irrigation rules for all of south Florida, including the City of West Palm Beach.  Effective immediately, City of West Palm Beach will be on a three-day-a-week yard watering schedule.

Under the new SFWMD restrictions, residents and businesses with an odd-numbered street address may water lawns and landscapes on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.  Residents and businesses with an even-numbered street address, no street address or those that irrigate both even and odd addresses within the same zones, which may include multi-family units and homeowners associations, may water lawns and landscapes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sundays, only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Irrigation is not permitted, except as noted below, on any day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Irrigation using reclaimed water, rain harvesting systems and various low-volume methods — such as micro-irrigation, container watering and hand watering with a hose and automatic shut-off nozzle — may be conducted at any time.  Additional watering days are provided following the installation of new lawns and landscaping for up to 90 days.  The District may grant variances for users of “smart” irrigation technologies described in Senate Bill 494, passed by the Florida Legislature in 2009.
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