Lawn watering schedules changing in Palm Coast, Volusia

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ZUMA PRESS/TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
Residents are reminded to follow watering restrictions that start with Daylight saving time.

Daylight saving time resumes at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10.

This is also the day when Volusia County’s lawn watering schedule allows changes. Residents may water their lawns twice a week until standard time resumes Nov. 3, when the once-a-week schedule will return.

People who live at odd-numbered addresses may water Wednesdays and Saturdays, and people at even-numbered addresses may water Thursdays and Sundays.

Businesses may water Tuesdays and Fridays. Each zone of your irrigation system may be watered no more than one hour or three-quarters of an inch a day. Watering is not permitted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The watering restrictions apply to all county residents, including those who live inside city limits. They cover city and county water, private wells and pumps, but do not include reclaimed water. Unincorporated residents who violate the water conservation ordinance may be fined up to $500.

Palm Coast restrictions

The City of Palm Coast has a landscape irrigation policy for Daylight Saving Time that aligns with watering restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.           

  • Odd-numbered residential addresses irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Even-numbered residential addresses irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Non-residential (businesses) irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • For users of private irrigation wells, irrigation is allowed any time except between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on your designated day.
  • For users of the city’s water system, irrigation is allowed only between midnight and 10 a.m. on your designated day.
  • Irrigation is limited to ¾ inch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone.
  • Hand-held hoses equipped with automatic shut-off nozzles and drip systems/bubblers are allowed at any time.
  • When reclaimed water is available for irrigation use, the use of private irrigation wells is not authorized.
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