ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - As of November 4, 2012, landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week in Alachua County. Most parts of the County may only irrigate on designated days of the week based on addresses as outlined below:
· Saturday at addresses that end in an odd number or have no address
· Sunday at addresses that end in an even number
· Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation
Irrigation may only occur between 4 pm and 10 am (to reduce evaporation). To verify your irrigation day, view an interactive map. The restrictions apply to groundwater and surface waters withdrawn from a private well or pump or supplied by a public or private water utility.
Alachua County Water Conservation Coordinator, Stacie Greco said, “Now that it is cooling off, plants are starting to slow down and may not even require any irrigation.” She continued, “Lawn and landscape irrigation can account for almost 60% of residential water use. Watering wisely promotes healthier lawns and landscapes while conserving Florida's water resources. We depend on groundwater for our water supply, as do our springs and rivers.”
For more information or to report irrigation violations, call the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department at 352-264-6800 or email Sgreco@alachuacounty.us.