What Is My Watering Day?
What Is My Watering Day?
What is My Watering Day?
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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 byHillsborough County Code Enforcement ). Call Hillsborough County at (813) 275-7094 or 274-6600 for more information.
The following watering days apply to all permanent, in-ground, automatic and manual irrigation systems and when using a garden hose with a portable hose-end sprinkler. Irrigation must be accomplished between 12:01 a.m. and 8 a.m. OR between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. 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.These restrictions apply to all water sources, except reclaimed water, although reclaimed water customers are encouraged to use only what they need.
Follow the permitted watering schedule outlined in the chart below:
All irrigation must be accomplished between 12:01 a.m. and 8 a.m. OR between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. 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 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.
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, Twitter, Facebook, 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)