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Water use restrictions are enforced within municipal or county jurisdictions. Your property location may not match your mailing address. You should check your property tax statement or look up your parcel address online at the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's Office to verify your property location. 

 


 

The City of Tampa and unincorporated Hillsborough County have the same watering days. Other water use restrictions, including allowed irrigation times, maintenance allowances and chemical watering-in allowances may be different! Water use restrictions for Tampa water customers located outside Tampa city limits in unincorporated Hillsborough County are enforced by Hillsborough County Code Enforcement ). Call Hillsborough County at (813) 275-7094 or 274-6600 for more information.

 

Emergency Watering Days Inside Tampa City Limits: 

 

Emergency water use restrictions were established by order of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, effective December 26, 2013. These restrictions are scheduled to remain in place until February 28, 2014, unless extended by water management district governing board action. The following watering days apply when emergency orders are in place. The restrictions apply to all permanent, in-ground, automatic and manual irrigation systems, except those using reclaimed water, and when using a garden hose with a portable hose-end sprinkler. Irrigation must be accomplished between midnight and 8 a.m. OR between 6 p.m. and midnight on the allowed day. Any one zone of a property may only be watered once during an allowable day, NOT both in the morning and again in the evening. Where reclaimed water is in use, customers are encouraged to use only what they need.

 

Follow the permitted watering schedule outlined in the chart below:

  • At addresses ending in 0 or 1 = Mondays

  • At addresses ending in 2 or 3 = Tuesdays

  • At addresses ending in 4 or 5 = Wednesdays

  • At addresses ending in 6 or 7 = Thursdays

  • At addresses ending in 8 or 9 = Fridays

  • At locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) = Fridays 

This schedule is in effect from Dec. 26, 2013 to Feb. 28, 2014, unless extended by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Restrictions may change at any time in response to water supply conditions.

 

Allowed Hours:

All irrigation must be accomplished between midnight and 8 a.m. OR between 6 p.m. and midnight on the allowed day. Any one zone of a property may only be watered once during an allowable day, NOT both in the morning and again in the evening. No irrigation is permitted between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day.

 

Hand-watering:

Hand-watering and micro-irrigation of flower beds, shrubs and other plants (other than turf-grass/lawn) may be done on any day, during any hours. Remember to use an automatic shutoff nozzle when using a garden hose.

 

View Other Important Water Use Restrictions

 

This is only a summary of the restrictions in place under Tampa Code Sec. 26-97, and Chapter 40D-22, F.A.C.  For complete information on restrictions in effect refer to the source documents.

 

Water use restrictions are in place year-round to help ensure a sufficient quantity of drinking water for the Tampa community. Restrictions are subject to change in response to local and regional water supply conditions. The Tampa Water Department publishes updates and changes to local water restrictions in these ways: media releases, TwitterFacebook, RSS feeds, informational Alert Tampa emails, "The Pipeline" electronic newsletter, email blasts to registered Neighborhood Association contacts, and utility customer billing inserts. Violating water use restrictions in Tampa may result in fines ranging from $100 to $450 and a mandatory court appearance.

 

(page last reviewed: 07/31/13)