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Watering restrictions eased

St. Petersburg, Fla (August 1, 2017) -- The Southwest Florida Water Management District has allowed the modified Phase III Water Shortage Order to expire in the Tampa Bay region.  This means that previously mandated once-a-week watering restrictions will end August 1.

Beginning Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the city of St. Petersburg will allow water customers within city limits that are using potable, private well, lake or pond water to return to a twice-per-week watering schedule as follows:

  • Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8):  Tuesday and/or Saturday
  • Addresses ending in an odd number or (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) or no address:  Wednesday and/or Sunday
  • Irrigation is allowed from 5 am to 9 am and/or 7 pm to11 pm

Micro irrigation (drip-irrigation) is allowed at any time as needed.  While hand-watering of lawn/turf is allowed ONLY on the designated days, hand-watering of non-lawn landscape is allowed at any time as needed.

Lawn and landscape irrigation using reclaimed water is not currently restricted.  However, residents are asked to be "water wise" and water no more than three days per week. Even numbered addresses should irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Odd numbers should irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  Irrigation is suggested from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Watering during the heat of the day is inefficient as much of the water is lost to evaporation and wind drift.

More details and specifics on other water uses, including fountains and car washing, can be found on the city’s web site at http://www.stpete.org/water/water_conservation/watering_restrictions.php

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