Water Use Restrictions

Water Use Restrictions


Water Use Restrictions

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

Year-Round Watering Days 

Water use restrictions for City customers located outside Tampa city limits are enforced by Hillsborough County Code Enforcement. Call Hillsborough County at (813) 245-7094 or 274-6600 for more information.

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Summary of Tampa's Year-Round Water Use Restrictions, (PDF, 65K)

  • At addresses ending in 0, 1, 2  or 3 - Mondays and/or Thursdays;
  • At addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6 - Tuesdays and/or Fridays;

  • At addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9 - Wednesdays and/or Saturdays;

  • At locations with no address (common areas, entry areas), and locations with mixed addresses (office complexes, shopping centers) -  Wednesdays and/or Saturdays.

  • Irrigation is permitted between midnight and 8 a.m. OR between 6 p.m. and midnight on the allowed days. 
  • Restrictions are in place for water uses including (but not limited to) irrigation of new and established landscapes, low-volume microirrigation, hand watering, irrigation system maintenance, and chemical treatments. 

For specific information about other water use restrictions in place under Tampa Code Sec. 26-97, and Chapter 40D-22, F.A.C.  refer to the reference documents: