Water-Related News

Hillsborough County Lawn Watering Returns To One Day A Week, Effective March 13

Effective March 13, tighter water restrictions will be in effect in Hillsborough County. That includes limiting lawn watering to once a week.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board enacted the tighter restrictions in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties due to below normal rainfall, reduced river levels and increasing water supply concerns.

The tighter restrictions apply to all residents - not just customers of public utilities - and most water sources. That includes private wells, and ponds or lakes that are used as alternate irrigation supplies.

Beginning March 13, the new schedule for watering established lawns and landscaping in unincorporated Hillsborough County, as well as the City of Tampa, is:

  • Addresses ending in 0 or 1 – Mondays
  • Addresses ending in 2 or 3 - Tuesdays
  • Addresses ending in 4 or 5 – Wednesdays
  • Addresses ending in 6 or 7 - Thursdays
  • Addresses ending in 8 or 9, locations with no address, and locations with mixed addresses (such as office complexes and shopping centers) – Fridays
All watering must be done before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
Reclaimed water customers are exempt from the water restrictions, although these customers are encouraged to use only what they need.
Other highlights of the new restrictions can be found here: