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April is Water Conservation Month

The South Florida Water Management District is again joining the State of Florida in recognizing Water Conservation Month during April, the height of the dry season. While especially important now, water conservation is essential year-round for addressing the impacts of regional weather extremes and growing demands on South Florida's limited water resources – shared by 8.1 million residents, our economy and our environment.

Landscape Irrigation Limited Year-Round
To help develop a lasting water conservation ethic, the Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule limits landscape watering to two days a week throughout the South Florida Water Management District, with a three-day-a-week provision for some counties. In all cases, reclaimed water used for irrigation is exempt.

The Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule is a component of the District's Comprehensive Water Conservation Program, approved by the Governing Board in September 2008 to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida.

IMPORTANT: Local governments may adopt alternative landscape irrigation ordinances based on local water demands, system limitations or resource availability. Several counties and cities have exercised this option so residents should always check local ordinances for watering days and times.

Click on a county below for current landscape irrigation limits:

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Review the actual rule language contained in Chapter 40E-24 of the Florida Administrative Code (Mandatory Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures for South Florida). Click on the "Latest Version" tabs to the right of each section.

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