When can you water in Sarasota County? Depends. 

When can you water in Sarasota County? Depends. 

 

 

When can you water in Sarasota County? Depends.

 

 

Via Sarasota County

Watering Restrictions

​Sarasota County remains under a Phase III Water Shortage Declaration issued by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, effective June 5, 2017, until August 1, 2017.

All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County should follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The restrictions apply to sources of water including well, pond, or utility system.
  • Even numbered addresses (house numbers ending with 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may water only on Tuesday.
  • Odd numbered addresses (house numbers ending with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water only Thursday.
  • Common areas with no address, such as median or roadside plantings, clubhouse or recreation areas may be irrigated only on Tuesday.
  • The maximum amount of water applied is limited to three-quarters of an inch in each irrigation zone, on each allowable watering day.
  • Irrigation is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any allowable day.
  • Fountains and waterfalls may operate only 8 hours per day.
  • No special watering allowances will be granted for veritcutting or over-seeding.
  • New or replacement lawns.
    • Watering may occur on the first day of installation any time of any day of the week.
    • After the first day, new lawns may be irrigated any day for another 29 days, before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.
    • On days 31 through 60, new lawns may be irrigated up to 3 times a week, before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Additional information about Phase III is available athttp://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/restrictions/swfwmd.php.

REPORT A WATER RESTRICTION VIOLATION

Guidelines for Well Owners

​Sarasota County has issued the following guidelines for residents about their well systems.

  • For those who are losing water pressure from a well that cannot draw water, contact the Environmental Health Division of the Sarasota County Department of Health at 941-861-6133.
  • The wells affected are those of older construction with surface pumps.
  • No newer, larger diameter wells with submersible pumps have reported any problems.
  • Some wells can be retrofitted with a submersible pump or can have the existing drop pipe lowered.
    • Property owners will need to check with a licensed water well contractor or a pump company to see if this type of repair can be performed.
    • In some areas, residents may be able to connect to existing county water lines.
    • Sarasota County Utilities Permitting can check on water availability and provide information on connection costs, fees and financing options.
  • If county water lines are not currently accessible on a particular street, residents can contact Sarasota County Program Management to determine if an assessment can be established that would enable them to receive county water service.

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