Time To Reset Your Irrigation Controller on March 11

03/18/15
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 www.TampaGov.net/WaterRestrictions 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 www.TampaGov.net/SaveWater

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 www.TampaGov.net/ReclaimedWater or call (813) 274-8811.

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