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Questions regarding irrigation restrictions, please call Customer Service at (239) 252-2380 or visit the South Florida Water Management District web site Water Shortage Watch.

 

Phase I Water Restrictions - Effective April 28, 2015

On April 28, 2015 the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County adopted Ordinance 2015-27 that provides for Phase I Water Restrictions to be the standard for landscape irrigation in the county.

 

No irrigating on Fridays
No irrigating between 10:00 AM. and 4:00 PM

Landscape Irrigation – Established

ODD Numbered Addresses – Irrigation is limited to three days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, irrigation is prohibited between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

EVEN Numbered Addresses**– Irrigation is limited to three days a week Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, irrigation is prohibited between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

** Includes even and odd addresses in the same irrigation zone - multi-family, HOA, and common areas with no address.

Any plant material may be watered using low volume irrigation, micro-irrigation, rain barrels, cisterns, or other similar rain harvesting devices without regard to the watering days and times allowed.

All automatic irrigation systems must be equipped with a properly installed rain sensor switch.

Landscape Irrigation – New (in place less than 30 days)

ALL Addresses – May be irrigated every day but Friday and not between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM; low volume hand watering allowed anytime. Irrigation is limited to targeted areas containing 50% or less new landscaping only. If new plantings consist of more than 50% of the area you may irrigate using zone irrigation for the new plantings in that zone.

Landscape Irrigation - Watering-in

ALL Addresses - Watering-in of fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides, where recommended by the manufacturer, or by federal, state or local law or best management practices, shall be allowed under the following conditions:

a. Such watering-in shall be limited to one application unless the need for more than one is stated in the directions for application by the manufacturer
b. Such watering -in shall be accomplished during the normally allowable watering days and times as stated above.

Irrigation System Maintenance

Existing Systems – Ten minutes per zone per week; a person must be present and working on the system during each such operation.

Other Outdoor Water Uses

Other outdoor water uses, including car, truck, and boat washing, and the washing of exterior home surfaces and roofs, shall be allowed anytime with the use of Low Volume Pressure Cleaning Equipment, Low Volume Mobile Washing Equipment and/or water hose equipped with an automatic self-canceling or automatic shutoff nozzle. In all cases, the water used must drain to a pervious surface or to a water recycling/reuse system.

Questions regarding irrigation restrictions, please call Customer Service at (239) 252-2380 or visit the South Florida Water Management District web site Water Shortage Watch.