Watering Restrictions

To ensure the efficient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation, the St. John's River Water Management District has adopted watering restrictions. These restrictions are in effect year-round and apply throughout the District's entire 18-county area.

Rules & Regulations


We are currently in Daylight Savings Time which means the following rules apply:
  • Residential irrigation is allowed at odd-numbered addresses from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and even-number addresses Thursdays and Sundays.
  • Business may irrigate from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Daylight Saving Time begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.
  • Restrictions apply to all water sources, including private wells and pumps, ground or surface water, and water from public and private utilities.
  • New plantings may be watered any time for 30 days, then every other day for another 30 days. Keep the store receipt for proof of purchase.
  • Hand watering with a spray nozzle that shuts-off when released is allowed anytime.

Helpful Resources


For more information regarding watering restrictions, you may contact the St. John's River Water Management District or 800-451-7106, or you may contact the Code Enforcement office at the Town of Ponce Inlet at 386-236-2187.