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Mar 18, 2011

New Watering Restrictions for Orlando, Orange County Start March 14

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time marks the start of new irrigation restrictions that limit watering to two days a week in Orlando and Orange County. Effective March 14, homes with odd numbered or no addresses may water only on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while those with even numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays. Non-residential (commercial, public or industrial) properties may water only on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The new seasonal rules from the St. Johns River Water Management District are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation while allowing enough water to maintain healthy yards year-round. When Daylight Saving Time ends, on the 1st Sunday in November, the water schedule will be reduced to one day per week.

Please note, that part of OUC’s service territory is within the South Florida Water Management District, which is urging additional conservation efforts due to dry conditions.

March 14 - November 6

Homes with odd numbered 
or no addresses
Homes with even 
numbered addresses
Non-residential properties

  • Daylight Saving Time restrictions for 2011 begin on the 2nd Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November.
  • Odd numbered addresses end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
  • Even numbered addresses end in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8.
  • Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Water no more than one hour per zone, or three-quarters of one inch per zone.
  • Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities.
  • Does not apply for reclaimed or recycled storm water
  • Irrigation using a micro-spray, micro-jet, drip or bubbler irrigation system is allowed anytime.
  • Irrigation of new landscape is allowed at any time of day on any day for the initial 30 days and every other day for the next 30 days for a total of one 60-day period, provided that the irrigation is limited to the minimum amount necessary for establishment.

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