Time To Adjust Your Irrigation Controller Clock on November 3

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Tampa residents and property owners are reminded to adjust clock settings on irrigation system controllers this weekend to “fall behind” when the region changes from Daylight Saving Time to Eastern Time on Sunday, November 3.


Issues with irrigation controllers are one of the major contributors related to restriction citations and unexpected water costs. The semi-annual time change offers a perfect opportunity for home and business owners to check settings on their irrigation controllers, replace batteries, test rain sensors and make seasonal adjustments to run times.


The following year-round twice-a-week irrigation schedule remains in effect for locations in the City of 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.


On designated days, no irrigation is allowed between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Irrigation restrictions are enforced year round in Tampa. Additional restriction information is available at www.TampaGov.net/waterrestrictions.


Read about seasonal run times, request a free rain sensor and more at www.TampaGov.net/SaveWater. Send your water conservation questions and concerns to SaveWater@TampaGov.net.



For additional information, contact:

Elias Franco, Water Distribution & Consumer Services Manager

Office: (813) 274-8335

Cell: (813) 352-3607

Fax: (813) 274-7435