Water-Related News

Water restrictions begin Wednesday, March 13th

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Government Board has unanimously voted to implement a Modified Phase III Extreme Water Shortage in the Tampa Bay area, effective March 13. Watering at restricted times in Pinellas County will result in a fine of $193.

Customers can avoid fines by familiarizing themselves with the new rules. If you choose to use a sprinkler timer, check to make sure it is operating correctly and has the appropriate times. One fine can quickly make your lawn maintenance the most expensive in the neighborhood.

Some of the features of the new restrictions include:

  • Watering 1 day per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Reduced hours before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Car washing one day per week on your regular watering day
  • Fountains can operate 4 hours per day
  • Low volume irrigation during authorized hours only

Addresses with “house numbers”

May only irrigate on …

Ending in 0 or 1 


Ending in 2 or 3 


Ending in 4 or 5 


Ending in 6 or 7 


Ending in 8 or 9 


Rights-of-way, common areas and other “no address” locations) 


Go online for more information about the Modified Phase III Extreme Water Shortage restrictions and click “Watering Schedule” on the menu.

To receive important notifications by email, customers are encouraged to go to Utilities My eAccount and add or update their email address. To access your account, visit the website of Pinellas County Utilities and click on the Utilities My eAccount button. For more information, contact Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.