Pinellas County seasonal reclaimed water restrictions went into effect on Saturday, Oct. 1, and will continue through Wednesday, Nov. 30. The restrictions schedule for reclaimed water users will be different for north and south county customers during this period due to supply fluctuation. Enforcement of watering restrictions will be increased to encourage responsible use of reclaimed water. Additional restrictions may be implemented if seasonal rainfall is lower than expected and the reclaimed water supply becomes limited.
North County Reclaimed Water Schedule
North County reclaimed water customers may only irrigate two days per week from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m., based on property address, according to the following schedule:
Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Tuesday and Saturday.
Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday and Sunday.
Watering is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
The North County reclaimed water system will be shut down on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays as needed because irrigation is prohibited on these days. The system will also be shut down from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all days of operation for supply recovery.
North County customer cooperation in following the two-days-per-week watering schedule is critical to prevent returning to watering one day per week due to excessive demand.
South County Reclaimed Water Schedule
South County reclaimed water customers may irrigate three days per week from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m., based on property address, according to the following schedule:
Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
Lawn irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
Lawn irrigation is prohibited on Monday.
Reclaimed water is a limited resource due to water usage, fluctuations in weather, and capacity of the system. Conservation is necessary to promote an adequate supply available to and shared by all customers.
Pinellas County Utilities customers are encouraged to follow these restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, sustainable Florida lawn and landscape. Customers can apply Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices, including watering only when grass and plants start to wilt and, when needed, watering deeply to encourage deep, drought-tolerant root systems.
Pinellas County follows year-round conservation measures allowing irrigation using potable, well, lake, or pond water two days per week on assigned days based on house address. Pinellas County Extension offers information about creating Florida-appropriate landscapes that are attractive, healthier with less water, and less costly than replacing plants every year. Visit Pinellas County UF/IFAS Extension to view lawn and garden resources and information on upcoming classes.
To verify watering days or for more information about reclaimed water, visit https://pinellas.gov/reclaimed-water-faqs/ or call Pinellas County Utilities Customer Services at (727) 464-4000.