Water Restrictions

  • The following restrictions apply to all of Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties; portions of Lake and Levy counties; The City of Dunnellon and The Villages in Marion County; and the portion of Gasparilla Island in Lee County. 
  • As of Dec. 1, 2023, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will be under a Modified Phase I Water Shortage Order limiting water restrictions to once per week.
  • Some local governments such as unincorporated Citrus, Hernando and Sarasota counties, and the cities of Dunedin and Venice, have local ordinances that remain on one-day-per-week schedules. 

Once-Per-Week Lawn Watering Days and Times for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

  • Lawn watering is limited to no more than once per week.
  • Lawn watering days and times are as follows unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect:
    • If your address (house number) ends in…
      • …0 or 1, water only on Monday
      • …2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
      • …4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
      • …6 or 7, water only on Thursday
      • …8 or 9*, water only on Friday
      • * and locations without a discernible address
    • Unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, properties under two acres in size may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
    • Unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, properties two acres or larger may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Low-volume watering of plants and shrubs (micro-irrigation, soaker hoses, hand watering) is allowed any day and any time

Be sure to properly set your timer to avoid costly fines.