Watering Restrictions Begin March 13 in Pinellas
Car washing and lawn watering will be limited to once per week. Fountains can only run for four hours a day.
Starting March 13, restrictions for lawn watering, car washing and fountain use in Largo begin.
Phase III restrictions are not only in place in Largo but also in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. The restrictions are scheduled to be in place until July 31.
Rainfall in January and February was 3.5 inches below normal.
According to officials, starting March 13, the allowable lawn and landscape watering schedule is reduced to once-per-week on a specified day based on address.
Lawn watering days and times, according to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, are as follows:
- Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
- Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
- Locations without a discernable address, such as rights-of-way and other common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Micro-irrigation and hand watering of non-lawn areas still are allowed any day; but like all irrigation, such activity must now occur only during designated hours (before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. unless otherwise specified by a stricter local ordinance), a news release said.
Car washing is limited to once per week, and fountain operation will be limited to four hours per day, according to the water management district.
These restrictions apply to well, pond and canal water sources in addition to city or county water supplies.
To read more about the watering restrictions, visit the Southwest Florida Water Management District website.
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