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Palm Coast Irrigation Restrictions for Daylight Savings Time

| March 7, 2013

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The Palm Coast City Council has adopted a landscape irrigation policy for Daylight Savings Time, aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District. From Sunday, March 10, through Nov. 3, 2013, residential and non-residential or comemrcial and business consumers may water lawns and shrubs according to the following provisions:

1 – Irrigation is limited to twice a week.
2 – Odd-numbered residential addresses irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
3 – Even-numbered residential addresses irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays.
4 – Non-residential (businesses) irrigate on Tuesdays and Fridays.

5 – For users of private irrigation wells, irrigation is allowed anytime except between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on your designated day.
6 – For users of the City’s water system, irrigation is allowed only between midnight and 10 a.m. on your designated day.
7 – Irrigation is limited to ¾ inch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone.
8 – Hand-held hoses equipped with automatic shut-off nozzles are allowed at any times, as are drip systems or bubblers.
9 – When reclaimed water is available for irrigation use, the use of private irrigation wells is not authorized.

These restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a public or private well or pump or from a public or private water utility. They do not apply to irrigation using reclaimed water or storm water. Restrictions and exceptions can be found on the Palm Coast website.

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10 Responses for “Palm Coast Irrigation Restrictions for Daylight Savings Time”

  1. h&h says:

    I leave at approxmatly 6:00 and 6:15 and when I get to Belle Terre it’s like going through a car wash. 90% of the water goes into the street.. When the city preaches water conservation it must be us common folks..

    • Anonymous says:

      Just because they are the city they can water any day of the week?

    • Ben Dover says:

      thats because they have hundreds and hundreds of more sprinkler heads in the median then their need to be , Ive been in the irrigation game for many many yrs , the smallest spray head made shoots 10 ft by 12 ft area , they have these heads one after another every 2 ft apart up and down both sides of median , thats why the road is always flooded , its also why the plants will die from root rot, and we`ll get soaked replacing them , it is an absolute waste of money , and water putting all them heads in a bed only ten foot wide ….they could have had one head 30 feet from the next with one spraying on other side in the middle and still gotten 6 ft of over spray , but they`ve literally got one 12 ft X10 foot head 2 feet apart from Palm Coast Parkway to 100 , thats thousands of heads we didn t need , talk about jacking up the cost of a job , thats insane and will only waste that gold priced water and kill existing plants

  2. there are three sides to every story says:

    glad to hear they don’t have anything better to deal with!

  3. @ Anonymous says:

    THE CITY USES RECLAIMED WATER THAT DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE SAME RESTRICTIONS. STOP SPEWING ASSUMPTIONS PEOPLE!

    The abject ignorance that runs rampant among Palm Coast residents who post comments here and on area forums is unbelievably tiring. People think they’re so cute and pointed with their comments when in reality they don’t know jack**** and should therefore do their homework before spouting their stupidity for all to see. This observation holds true time and time again, no matter the topic. FIRST, GET A CLUE PALM COAST AND THEN SECOND, CHILL OUT PALM COAST!!!!

  4. h&h says:

    Anonymous. Get a life. I don’t care wether it’s reclaimed or not it’s wasteful.. You should be the one to CHILL OUT.. If the city has this reclaimed water why don’t they pump some of it to the golf course so they will have some GREEN GRASS ON THE COURSE. Do your research..

  5. Bill Hazz says:

    I certainly do not like, or want, a city telling me I cannot use my PRIVATE well. That should not be their call to make. I’ll stay within the restrictions, but don’t tell me I have to hook up to Reclaimed Water and pay that cost. What a ripoff! ! ! ! ! !

  6. DP says:

    Chill out Anonymous it’s called freedom of speech our 1st amendment rights. Yea sometimes people post without first finding the facts about what they are writing, but that’s what makes each of us unique. Now I’d have to agree with some of the previous posts about watering and belle Terre pky, I don’t care what reason that’s given. If it’s good for the goose, then it should be for the gander. The tax payers have already suffered enough with some of the shanghaiing our elected officials have caused, we should be provided the right to use reclaimed water as we pay these absurd water rates. Palm Coast has really become a little communist community since it was incorporated. Remember this is how a dictatorship is established continued to beat down or suppress the people until they believe it’s the only way to live. Believe me I’d be gone from this place, and may be within 3-4 years, as it would not be right as a parent to up root my children from completing their education with their friends.

  7. tulip says:

    @BILL HAZZ—–I don’t think too many of us will have to hook up to reclaimed water for awhile. The reason they will want us to do that is because the well water we use also comes from the aquafirs, same as where are drinking water comes from.

    I really don’t know how PC could get the residents access to whatever reclaimed water there is. Doesn’t there have to be pipe lines or something?

  8. @ DP says:

    If consumers were to use reclaimed water (which ahem, is not drinkable or bath-worthy or well you get the point) for irrigating their yards for example, that would require running separate pipelines alongside the potable water (i.e. clean water) lines that feed into their homes. The two cannot be mixed. Imagine that cost, so tulip you are right-on…won’t be anytime soon!

    Here’s a good read folks: http://floridaswater.com/waterconservation/reclaimed.html

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