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ATTENTION: Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the City will temporarily be suspending in-person services at Utility Customer Service office until further notice.

Irrigation limited to 2 times a week for residents

Tuesday 5 May Irrigation limited to 2 times a week for residents

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) issued an order on April 10 on water conservation measures with strict guidelines to property owners to follow irrigation schedules that conserve water amid drier than average conditions.

Following SFWMD irrigation guidelines, as adopted by the City of Port St. Lucie,  will conserve water and protect South Florida’s water resources during the region’s dry season.

The District has lawn watering restrictions all year. Amid recent dry conditions though, property owners should take additional measures to conserve water including:

  • Water lawns only two days per week between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Apply no more than 3/4-inch to 1 inch of water per week on their lawns and landscapes and only as needed to supplement rainfall.
  • Odd addresses have the option of watering twice a week on either Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays.
  • Even addresses have the option of watering twice a week on either Tuesday, Thursdays, or Sundays.

The year-round restrictions apply to all landscape irrigation from all water sources, including public or privately-owned water utility systems, private wells or private connections to surface water bodies (ponds, lakes, canals, etc.), with the following exceptions:

  • Use of reclaimed water
  • Athletic play areas (including golf courses, football, baseball, soccer, polo, tennis, and lawn bowling fields, and rodeo, equestrian, and livestock arenas)
  • Agricultural operations (including nurseries) with District issued consumptive use permits
  • Hand watering is allowed at any time provided the hose has a self-cancelling nozzle

Visit South Florida Water Management District for more information about lawn watering limits.

For more information, contact:
Jenny Tomes
Utility Marketing Coordinator
(772) 871-5131
jtomes@cityofpsl.com