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Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving Time

| March 9, 2019

The sun will begin drenching lawns for a little longer starting next week. (© FlaglerLive)

The sun will begin drenching lawns for a little longer starting next week. (© FlaglerLive)

The Palm Coast City Council has adopted a landscape irrigation policy for Daylight Saving Time, which begins March 10 and extends through Nov. 2. The restrictions aligning with the restrictions issued by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

From March 8 through Nov. 1, 2015, residential and non-residential consumers, including business and commercial property owners, 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 any time 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 and drip systems/bubblers are allowed at any time.
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These restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a public or private well or pump or from a public or private water utility.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 City of Palm Coast website at (search for “watering restrictions”).

Note: This is an updated version of an item originally published in 2013.

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26 Responses for “Palm Coast Watering Restrictions for Daylight Saving 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 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! ! ! ! ! !

    • The Truth says:

      It’s attitudes like this that make me worry for the direction of our country. So many people have an issue with anything our governments do — local, state and federal. Some I agree with and some is just absurd. Water restrictions are put in place to preserve water for everyone. You are not above everyone else. Water within reason and you’ll be fine.

  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:

  9. Edman says:

    People, we all ultimately draw from the same aquifer and should all respect the need to conserve water. Most residents (and the city) water far more than is necessary. Too much water is as harmful as too little.

  10. #1 Gator Fan says:

    This place is the wackiest area I have ever seen in my life. Forty plus red light cameras, no police department, a city manager making six figures,no street lights,$90+ water bills,horrible water,high crime, four (count ’em) McDonalds, four Wendys’s, no brick and mortar city hall,dollar stores and hearing aid stores galore,a sheriff out of control with no accountability, and ad nauseum. You just can’t make this stuff up.

    • YankeeExPat says:

      But we do have miles and miles of sidewalks that lead to nowhere on route 1. The cows seem to like them though. I like to refer to it as the “Podunk Parkway”.

  11. ted bundy says:

    who cares? its not enforced anyway..such a sad town!!

  12. confidential says:

    Totally correct DP… Most of Palm Coast does not have connections to reclaim water now. Would be pretty expensive the new piping to the residential areas…so I believe the city utility is now building infrastructure for reclaim for new developments and the golf courses…at least some.
    I have my own water well irrigation (now a days will cost anyone couple of thousand to install) like many of us and I water summer and winter 2 days a week as per the ordinance and the grass etc. is okay. Is not the lack of water what kills my grass in some spots here and there but the myriad of pest typical Florida invasions and the maintenance chemicals are needed even if minimal to keep a lawn green here…most newcomers don’t know. I also save water in the house usage…in the kitchen washing veggies or rinsing pasta or rice, I always use that water for my plants as are full of nutrients…also watch for no drips on our faucets and garden hoses. It is just a little bit more work…that Mother Earth appreciates.

  13. confidential says:

    Whatever we see those thick bight purple pipes, like along Old Kings Road south means recycled water runs thru it…and makes me believe that Town Center is watered with recycled. As the city utility belongs to us all in Palm Coast the city will benefit informing its users who and where gets recycled water services currently. Good PR for city and residents in order to promote conservation. Keep us informed and there will be less wondering and more transparency promoting confidence in the community.
    There you have something to work for Mr. Nobile. Also what about having a fair inviting retired professionals in this county to a social event where the main idea is to provide them with information, encouragement and potential rewards for inviting friends business owners form their states of origin were they came from, to visit and consider moving those businesses and family to beautiful Palm Coast and the rest of Flagler County? Rewards to be given after a company moves, settles and creates so many jobs. That is the way many of us, if not most, moved here, invited by a friend and we brought all our assets
    an also opened businesses. Sure we made and still do, all these banks to sprout like wild fire and the growth and development we experienced for the last 15 years.
    Yes I still think Palm Coast is beautiful in spite of the administrations relentless goofing and taxpayers funds wasted.

  14. SW says:

    Practice what you preach FLAGLER County

  15. Ken Dodge says:

    I stop before turning right on red, recycle cans, plastic bottles and paper, and irrigate according to code. Just doin’ my part.

  16. Alphonse Abonte says:

    I water 7 days a week, because I can. I am on a well. Sulfur water. I also don’t stop on a right turns at red lights. Blow right though. Don’ recycle ,it is starting to come to a head, too many people have recycled and it will stop due to running out of room. People of Palm Coast complain the most according to Florida Geriatrics. Something in the water.

  17. David S. says:

    Well said #1 Gator Fan and Mr Confidential……..

  18. Concerned Citizen says:

    Just curious here.

    How can the city regulate your watering when you’re on a private well? That’s a well you paid to have dug for irrigation. Doesn’t affect the city one bit. Except for the fact they can’t charge you for it.

    Please adjust the irrigation on Belle Terre. You’re watering the road more than you are the medians. Last I looked Asphalt doesn’t grow.

  19. gmath55 says:

    Ben Dover comment is the only legit comment. They are wasting water and that will kill the plants and more water promotes weeds.

    @ Anonymous – yes it is reclaimed water but that much water being used on Belle Terre must have an electricity costs associated with it.

  20. pinelakes79 says:

    Have the restrictions changed?? Private wells used to be forbidden!

  21. Beachcat says:

    Why do people still use St. Augustine grass? It is thirsty, hungry and sick. One must use approximately 2300 gallons of water a year, lots of fertilizer containing salt and much more, and medicate with poisonous spray. All resulting in runoff into lakes, rivers and ultimately the Florida aquifer. No lawn should be on life support.

  22. Dan says:

    Given PC’s exorbitantly outrageous water costs, you’re nuts not to drill a private well for uses other than in the house.

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