Tampa's Water Use Restrictions Enforcement Returns To Normal
Know Your Days – Avoid A Fine
The City of Tampa will resume issuing citations on first observance for all water use restrictions violations at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010. Residents and businesses are urged to make sure they are using the correct days to avoid receiving a citation, and a fine.
When the region returned to year-round twice-a-week watering allowances at the beginning of July, assigned irrigation days changed inside Tampa's city limits. Since then the City implemented a courtesy adjustment period during which warning letters, and not citations, were issued for first time observed day-of-the-week violations. The 3-month warning period ends on Sunday.
Water Enforcement Officers patrol throughout Tampa’s city limits 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Violating Tampa’s water use restrictions may result in fines ranging from $100 to $450 and a mandatory court appearance.
Tampa's year-round irrigation schedule is:
At addresses ending in 0, 1, 2, or 3: on Mondays and Thursdays;
At addresses ending in 4, 5, or 6: on Tuesdays and Fridays;
At addresses ending in 7, 8, or 9: on Wednesdays and Saturdays;
At locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers): on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Irrigation between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. is prohibited. Micro-irrigation and other low-volume irrigation of non-turf landscaping are allowed on an as-needed basis, with no restrictions on days or times. There are also no day or time restrictions on the use of reclaimed water. More information on Tampa's water use restrictions is available online at TampaGov.net/WaterRestrictions
or by calling (813) 274-8032.
For customers residing within Tampa’s reclaimed water service area now is the time to get connected. Using reclaimed water helps conserve our drinking water supply, it does not have the same restrictions for irrigation and it costs less per unit than potable (drinking) water. For more information about Tampa’s reclaimed water, visit TampaGov.net/ReclaimedWater
or call (813) 282-7827