Check Your Irrigation System With ‘Spring Forward’ Daylight Savings Time Change
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers with the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.
The time change is also a good time to make sure your irrigation system timer is set correctly so you do not run the risk of receiving a water restriction citation because your system was set incorrectly.
Unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, residents may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Lawn and landscape watering remains limited to a one-day-per-week schedule. Please check with your local government or utility for your watering day.
Because of the ongoing drought, the District has enacted Phase III “Extreme” water restrictions in Charlotte, DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties. Under these restrictions utilities are required to issue citations only, not warnings. The Phase III restrictions remain in effect until June 30, 2009.
For additional information about water restrictions, water conservation and the drought, please contact your local utility or visit the District's web site at www.WaterMatters.org/drought/.
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