March 2012 Tampa Water Department News


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Check your irrigation system for leak monthlyTime To Reset Your Irrigation Controller on March 11

Tampa residents and property owners are reminded to check their timer settings on irrigation system controllers this weekend when changing from Eastern Standard to Daylight Saving Time. When making time changes residents should also check their programs to make sure they are irrigating only on their assigned days and times. 

The following year-round twice-a-week irrigation schedule is currently in effect for locations in Tampa:

• At addresses ending in 0, 1, 2, or 3 - Mondays and Thursdays;
• At addresses ending in 4, 5, or 6 - Tuesdays and Fridays;
• At addresses ending in 7, 8, or 9 - Wednesdays and Saturdays;
• At locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) - Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Allowed irrigation times remain at once on the designated day between 12:01 a.m. and 8 a.m. or between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

While changing their irrigation controller settings, residents may want to take the opportunity to ensure the battery backups on their controllers and the required rain sensing device on their automatic irrigation system are operating properly.

Up-to-date information on the irrigation schedule in effect for Tampa can be found online at or at by calling Tampa's automated Water Restrictions Hotline at (813) 274-8032. Information on inspecting irrigation components, including a rain sensor checkup, is available online at

For customers residing within Tampa’s reclaimed water service area, now is a perfect time to get connected. Using reclaimed water helps conserve our drinking water supply, and reclaimed water does not have the same restrictions for irrigation use. For more information about Tampa’s reclaimed water, visit or call (813) 274-8811.

Fix a leak week materials available online at
Hillsborough County Neighborhood Conference Works To Connect Neighbor To Neighbor On March 24
The City of Tampa Water Department will be providing water efficiency information and materials at this year's Annual Neighborhoods Conference.

• What: 9th Annual Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference
• When: Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
• Where: Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. in Tampa

Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations’ Ninth Annual Neighborhoods Conference will offer 24 workshops this year to help communities brainstorm about making their neighborhoods safer, friendlier, prettier and more united.

The Conference will be held March 24 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 Tampa Bay Blvd. in Tampa.

The advance registration fee is $15 and includes an official Conference tote bag, a continental breakfast, admission to workshops, access to Conference exhibits and the awards luncheon. Registration at the door on the day of the event is $20.

This year’s workshops include Do-It-Yourself Projects presented by Lowe’s Home Improvement Store; What You Need To Know About Code Enforcement; a demonstration presented by the County’s Code Enforcement Graffiti Abatement Unit; Gang Awareness In Your Neighborhood; Informing Your Residents Through Social Media; and Home Safety.

Lowry Park Zoo will be giving away prizes, and conference-goers will have a chance to win a $1,500 landscaping package for their subdivision from LMP Landscaping.

The 2012 Neighborhood Recognition Awards will be given at 1 p.m.

Pre-register for the Conference by logging onto Neighborhood Relations web site at or by calling the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations at (813) 307-3564. Neighborhood Recognition Awards applications are available on the web site.
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