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These restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a public or private well or pump or from a public or private water utility.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 www.palmcoastgov.com (search for “watering restrictions”).
Note: This is an updated version of an item originally published in 2013.