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Other Water Restrictions for All Water Sources
New Plant Material - Lawn & Landscaping
New plant materials may be watered for a 60-day total establishment period.
  • From day 1 to day 30, new plant material may be watered any day of the week.
  • From day 31 to day 60, new plant material may be watered 3 days per week.

Addresses
Ending in: 
Days You May 
Water: 
Morning Hours   OR Evening Hours 
1,3,5,7 or 9 Monday, Wednesday
and Sunday
12:01 am - 8:00 am   OR   6:00 pm - 11:59 pm  
0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday
12:01 am - 8:00 am    OR   6:00 pm - 11:59 pm  

  • New lawn or plant areas only.
  • Exemption begins on the day of installation.
  • On the day of installation, new turf/grass or plant material may be irrigated once without regard to the allowable watering times.
  • An entire zone of an irrigation system may be used if the zone waters an area that contains at least 50% new plant material.
  • Partial zone or dispersed plantings shall be watered by some other, more targeted means of supplemental irrigation.

Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is allowed for painting or maintenance.  Annual pressure washing as part of a planned maintenance program is acceptable.

Car Washing & Car Wash Fundraisers
  • Car washing is limited to once per week in the designated watering day for the location.
  • Fundraisers held on behalf of nonprofit organizations are allowable.
  • Participants must use water in an efficient manner.
  • Low-volume methods only must be used, such as a hand-held hose equipped with a trigger (self-cancelling) nozzle.

Rinsing of Boats and Flushing Boat Engines
Allowed after each use as necessary to remove salt water or to prevent the transportation of exotic plant or animal material.

Trees, Shrubs, Flowers & Vegetables
Hand-watering is allowed as needed.  A shut-off nozzle or other water efficient device must be used.

Lawn Chemicals
Irrigation to watering necessary lawn chemicals is not restricted when required by the chemical manufacturer or required by law.  Chemical applications shall be watered during authorized watering hours and on regularly designated irrigation days when possible.

Spot Treatment
Lawns may be spot-treated without regard to the normally allowable watering days or times, but only by hand-watering or other targeted, manual means.

Low-Volume Irrigation
Landscape (groundcover other than lawn) may be irrigated on an as-needed basis without regard to the normally allowable watering days or times if low-volume Irrigation technology is used.

Irrigation System Testing and Repair
Your irrigation system may be operated for cleaning and maintenance with an attendant on site in the area being tested – no more than once per week and one test should not exceed 10 minutes.

Over-Seeding
No special or extra watering is allowed for over-seeding an existing lawn.

Vertical Mowing (Vericutting)
Extra watering of turf/grass may occur on any day of the week for a 14-day period after a vertical mowing procedure.

Restaurants
Restaurants shall only serve water upon request.

Wasteful and Unnecessary Water Uses
  • Allowing water to flow from an unattended hose.
  • Hand-watering a lawn on a restricted day of more than once a day, except when used for spot treatment.
  • Hosing down a driveway or solid surface when a dry method could be used.
  • Hosing down a structure when a dry method could be used.
  • Allowing water to flow from a broken sprinkler head, outdoor faucet, malfunctioning plumbing or irrigation system after receiving verbal or written notice.   

For Additional Information or Questions
Please contact a Utilities Customer Information & Services representative at: 

New Port Richey
Ph: (727) 847-8131
Land O' Lakes
Ph: (813) 235-6012
Dade City
Ph: (352) 521-4285